Syn.: Adonis autumnalis L., Adonis micrantha DC., Adonis atrorubens (L.) Fritsch
Family: Ranunculaceae Juss.
Distribution: The Mediterranean species – Southern Europe, Northern Africa and Turkey. Now naturalized in some countries of Western and Middle Europe.
Habitat: It grows on meadows and pastures, in bushes (garrigue), around roads and gardens.
Description: An annual herb with an erect and little branched stem, 20–45(–60) cm high. The leaves are finely divided into linear segments. The flowers are singular, 3(–4) cm in diameter, scarlet in colour with darker spots at the base. Flowers from April to September. The fruit is an achene.
These images were taken in Italy, Gargano, Vieste (date: 21. 4. 2008).