Anemone: Generalities

The term anemone derives from the Greek anemos, which means wind; for this reason the anemone is commonly called wind flower. This appellation is undoubtedly to refer also to the very short duration that the anemone flowers have and, at the same time, to the great fragility that characterizes them. The meaning attributed to this very delicate flower is therefore that of illness and abandonment, but also that of hope and expectation, expressed by the singular beauty of the flower. The Christian tradition tells that scarlet red anemones were born from the drops of blood that fell at the foot of the cross of the Savior. Also important are the medicinal properties that are attributed to the anemone flower, especially against the problems related to sexual relations.