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Pasque Flower

This is a pale purple and white flower, with darker striations on the petals and a yellow center. The stem is covered in small hairs. The flower is sometimes nodding and gradually opens up and upward. It is one of the first wildflowers to open and if you aren’t prepared in early season, you just might miss it! It likes open, sunny and rocky areas.

Wildflower Details

Scientific Name:Pulsatilla patens
Growing Season:Early Spring
Soil Type:Meadows or dry rocky areas
Other Names:

Eastern Pasqueflower, Prairie Crocus, American Pasqueflower

Habitat:Foothills to subalpline