Pulsatilla vulgaris: Pasqueflower Wildflower

 

 

One of the first wild flowers of spring. It is low growing and forms a clump.  The flowers are goblet shaped with thick stems and they appear before the foliage develops. Flowers vary in colors from reddish, blue, and reddish purple with a bushy golden center of yellow stamens.  When the flowers fade the fern like foliage begins; basal, grayish green and notably silly.  The feathery seed heads are also quite showy.

 

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