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Apennine pheasant's eye

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Family: Ranunculaceae

Scientific name: Adonis distorta Ten.

Description: It is a herbaceous perennial plant that can grow up to 5-20 cm and has garish yellow flowers with 8-18 petals. It blooms from June to August between 2,000 and 2,500 m a.s.l., on the scree slopes of the high altitudes.

Distribution: Endemic species of the central Apennines.

Note: It is an endangered species, included in the “Lower Risk” category (LR) of the National and Regional Red List of the Italian Plants. According to the Abruzzo Regional law 11.9.1979 n. 45 it is a protected species and it is also included in the Annex II and IV of the “Habitats” Directive of the European Commission.

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