Sunday, April 4, 2010

Pasque Flower

pasque flower (Anemone patens)
Anemone patens or pasque flower is actually blooming this Easter Sunday. Pasque is derived from the French word Pasques which means Easter. This is a native plant of the prairies, open grasslands and dry areas which usually blooms around Easter. The entire plant has a covering of soft hairs. The bright purple flowers develop into a very attractive feathery seed head giving this plant a long season of interest in the garden.

Added 4/26/2010: See the Pasque flower seed head of this plant in a subsequent post.

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