Pasque Flower

April 30, 2010 - The pasque flowers are in lovely shape today. I hadn't seen one of these plants before, but the former owners of our home left two of them on the property. They are also known as 'pulsatilla vulgaris' which seems a kind of ugly name for such a lovely flower!

My brother, who lives in Manitoba, told me they are called 'Prairie Crocuses' there and are actually the provincial flower of Manitoba.

I really look forward to these every spring. I love their fuzzy little parts, just beneath the flowers.


  1. Hi Diane, love all the pics in your blog. I know you'll be interested in my latest post, check it out!

  2. I really like this picture, Diane. Nice ground level perspective and sharp focus. Beautiful colors, too. A very unique looking flower.

  3. I clicked on your cottage gardening link in your sidebar. I'm glad I did, because I love the color of that pasque flower! How, cool, because I have a couple other kinds, and bought the kind you have at a recent plant sale. Well, I better go pick some lettuce. I'll be back!


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