Pulsatilla patens (Anemone patens)

Pasque Flower
Pulsatilla patens (Anemone patens)

Family: Buttercup (Ranunculaceae)
AKA: Wild Crocus, Prairie Crocus
Photo taken on: May 9, 2004
Location: Almont Triangle, GV, CO
Life Zones: Foothills to subalpine
Habitat: Meadows and dry slopes

One of the first flowers to appear when the snow begins to melt, often in masses. The flowers bloom before the finely cut leaves develop and the plant gets taller as it matures. arrow

Pulsatilla patens

 

The plant is covered in soft hairs. The seed head is a feathery plume.  Pasque Flowers are rarely white.


Flora of North America reference.

Blue/Purple Single Flowers