Our native pasqueflowers
are lavender-coloured but there are cultivated varieties like bright red rubra, worth growing especially in pots where they can be admired.
The first blooms--glacier lilies, spring beauty, pasqueflower
, marsh marigolds, and more--make their debut in July as melting snow recedes up the mountainside.
At the University of Wisconsin, he met a group of ecologists who planted prairie flora such as bluestem grasses, coneflowers and pasqueflowers
on 70 acres of land that became known as the Curtis Prairie.
Among the herbaceous species protected on a national scale are clubmosses (Lycopodium), pasqueflowers
(Pulsatilla vulgaris), gentians (Gentiana), sundews (Drosera), globeflowers (Trollius europaeus), columbines (Aguilegia), the purple "Turks cap lily" (Lilium martagon), primroses (Primula vulgaris [=P.
The area grew back to what it was historically-a native prairie of waving grasses, purple blazing stars, yellow sunflowers, and light blue spring pasqueflowers
. It wasn't long before prairie chickens were "booming" in ritualistic mating dances.