Adonis aestivalis

Adonis aestivalis, the summer pheasant's-eye,[1] is a medicinal[medical citation needed] and ornamental plant. It is native to Europe but has been introduced elsewhere, such as the western and eastern parts of the United States. The specific epithet, aestivalis, is derived from Latin and means "pertaining to the summer".[2] It is an annual herb.[3]

Adonis aestivalis
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Adonis aestivalis
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Ranunculales
Family: Ranunculaceae
Genus: Adonis
A. aestivalis
Binomial name
Adonis aestivalis
Adonis aestivalisMHNT


Subspecies include:[4]

  • Adonis aestivalis ssp. aestivalis
  • Adonis aestivalis ssp. marginata
  • Adonis aestivalis ssp. parviflora
  • Adonis aestivalis ssp. squarrosa


  1. ^ BSBI List 2007 (xls). Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Archived from the original (xls) on 2015-06-26. Retrieved 2014-10-17.
  2. ^ Eggli, Urs; Newton, Leonard E. (2004). Etymological Dictionary of Succulent Plant Names. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer. p. 4. ISBN 978-3-540-00489-9. Retrieved 12 November 2018.
  3. ^ "Adonis aestivalis Calflora". Retrieved 2022-01-11.
  4. ^ "summer pheasant's eye - Encyclopedia of Life". Retrieved 2022-01-07.

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