name: American Pasque Flower
Latin name: Pulsatilla patens spp multifida
Flowers: Late April to
Flower size: 2"
Found in: Plains to Alpine Height: 6" to 12"
Native species: No Useful in garden: No
Image taken: Near the northern edge of the Hayman burn area
Wildflower: American Pasque Flower - Pulsatilla patens multifida
Field notes: American Pasque Flowers bloom during early
spring. Once the sun begins to shine strongly on the flowers they
tend to close for the day. I just missed getting a picture of this
four headed clump while the flowers were open.
Flowers can be found in nearly any sunny location from the plains
to the alpine tundra.