Pasque flower

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Pasque flower
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Pulsatilla vulgaris
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Plantae
Division:Magnoliophyta
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Ranunculales
Family:Ranunculaceae
Genus:Pulsatilla
Species

The Pasque flowers (or pasqueflowers) are deciduous perennials that are found in short clumps in meadows and prairies of North America and Eurasia. Their genus, Pulsatilla, includes about 30 species, many of which are valued for their finely-dissected leaves, solitary bell-shaped flowers, and plumed seed heads.

In its Tall Grass Prairie habitat, it is one of the first plants to bloom in the spring, often before the late winter snows have thawed.

This genus is sometimes included as part of genus Anemone, as Anemone patens, and is also commonly known as the Prairie crocus. The pasque flower is the official state flower of South Dakota and the provincial flower of Manitoba.

References

  • ITIS 18797 (http://www.itis.usda.gov/servlet/SingleRpt/SingleRpt?search_topic=TSN&search_value=18797)

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