Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Eastern Pasqueflower (Pulsatilla patens)
Eastern Pasqueflower (Pulsatilla patens).
Sent by Elena, a postcrosser from Minsk, Belarus.
This is from Wikipedia : Pulsatilla patens is a species of flowering plant in the family Ranunculaceae, native to Europe, Russia, Mongolia, China, Canada and the United States. Common names include Eastern pasqueflower, prairie smoke, prairie crocus, and cutleaf anemone.
Advocates report that the population of Pulsatilla patens is declining, due to the synergy between the prairie crocus and shortgrass prairie ecosystems. Plowing up the prairie causes the crocus to disappear.