Wood Anemone
Anemone nemorosa

This shot was taken just outside a small village called Widley in Hampshire. Wood anemone (also known as the White Goddess) often indicates that woodland has existed on the site for hundreds of years. Each stem has a single, white, star-shaped flower, often with a hint of pink or purple. It is one of the earliest spring flowers. The flower opens fully during the day, but closes up as night approaches and droops its petals to protect itself from dew.