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Loughmiller, Campbell and Lynn
Pulsatilla occidentalis (S. Watson) Freyn
Western anemone, Western pasqueflower, White pasqueflower
Synonym(s): Anemone occidentalis
USDA Symbol: PUOC
USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)
Light green, finely divided, ferny leaves subtend the large, showy, white or slightly purple-tinged flower on the one-blossomed, 8-20 in. flowering stem. Stems often occur in clusters. Leaves, stems and petal undersides are covered with fine hairs. The flower is followed by a silky, plumed seedhead.
The common name Pasque refers to the Easter or Passover blooming time of other species, and to the purity of the white sepals.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug
, WA Canada: BC Native Distribution:
Mts. from B.C. to CA
Sierras, e. to Alt. & MT Native Habitat:
Mid- to high-elevation mt. slopes & meadows
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Description: Well-drained scree
Conditions Comments: Not Available
POISONOUS PARTS: All parts when fresh. Toxic only if eaten in large quantities. Symptoms include inflammation and blistering upon contact with fresh sap
and irritation of the mouth, vomiting and diarrhea following ingestion. (Poisonous Plants of N.C.) Conspicuous Flowers:
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff