The name means crown anemone is derived from the Greek mythological word Anemoi, the wind gods. Zephyrus was the west wind and bringer of ling spring and early summer breezes. In ancient Greece wreaths of anemones were used to decorate the altar of the Goddess Venus. Hence the species name coronaria.
In Europe during the Middle Ages a wreath of anemone flowers put on a sick person’s neck was believed to help him cure.
– Wild Flowers of Israel