Syn.: Adonis miniatus Jacq., Adonis maculata Wallr., Adonis phoeniceus Fritsch.
Family: Ranunculaceae Juss.
Distribution: Southern and Central Europe, Southern Russia, Turkey, Iran, Western Himalayas, Northern Africa.
Habitat: It grows as field weed, from lowlands to foothills.
Description: An annual herb with an erect and little branched stem, 20–45 cm high. The leaves are finely divided into linear segments. The flowers are singular, petals red, at base with dark spot, flowers from May to July. The fruit is an achene.
Endangering and Protection: The Summer Pheasant’s Eye is an endangered species in some countries (CZ, SK).
These images were taken in Czechia, Southern Moravia, Pavlovské vrchy (date: 16. 5. 2004).