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Pulsatilla patens (L.) P. Mill.
Eastern pasqueflower, American Pasqueflower
USDA Symbol: PUPA5
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
From a cluster of deeply cut basal leaves rises a silky-hairy stalk with a solitary, blue to purple or white flower above a circle of 3 unstalked leaves with linear segments.
The feathery, silky fruiting head is the distinctive feature of this western grassland species. The common name refers to the Eastertime flowering throughout much of its range.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Blue , Purple
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun
AK , CO , IA , ID , IL , KS , MI , MN , MT , ND , NE , NM , SD , TX , UT , WA , WI , WY Canada: AB
, YT Native Distribution:
Nw. Canada east to n. Wisconsin and Michigan; south through Illinois and Missouri to Texas; west beyond our range. Native Habitat:
Grasslands. USDA Native Status: L48(N), AK(N), CAN(N)
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil pH: Circumneutral (pH 6.8-7.2)
Conditions Comments: Requires good drainage. May go dormant during drought.
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
PropagationPropagation Material: Clump Division , Root Cuttings , Seeds
Description: Easy to start from seed. Divide or take root cuttings in spring or late fall.
Seed Collection: Seeds appear as wispy plumes in summer.
Seed Treatment: Seeds do not require cold stratification.
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Native Seed Network
- Corvallis, OR
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Record Modified: 2012-10-03
Research By: TWC Staff