Anemone nemorosa (wood anemone, crowfoot. windflower). Related species: A.pulsatilla. A member of the plant family RANUNLACEAE. Perennial herbaceous plant favouring damp areas. Single stem bearing three deeply-cut leaves forming an involucre under a single white or pink flower. Fruit are a group of achenes, similar to those of the buttercup.


[affected.gif] Animals most affected
Cattle, sheep, goats.


[etiology.gif] Etiology
Ingestion of the fresh plant or of green contaminated fodder.


[toxic.gif] Toxicity
Contains the glycoside ranunculine, a very acrid tasting principle and the irritant oil, protoanemonin. The whole plant is toxic; drying the plant destroys its toxicity.


[clinical.gif] Clinical features
Generally favourable outcome.


[lesions.gif] Lesions
Non-specific:


[treatm~1.gif] Treatment
No antidote. Symptomatic care only: