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Blue or Purple Flowers ( Buttercup-Like Flowers )
Buttercup Family (Ranunculaceae)

Prairie Crocus/Pasque Flower
Anemone patens

Season: Early Spring
Habitat:
 Dry Montane Hillsides
Height:
 10-15 cm

Description: This harbinger of spring often pokes its purple flower-head through the snow, even before its leaves have finished forming. The entire plant is covered with dense hairs. The stem has a collar of linear leaves a few centimetres below the single flower. The pale purple or pink flower has 5-7 petal-like sepals surrounding a yellow centre. The flower is later replaced by a feathery seed-head. It is the provincial flower of the province of Manitoba and the state flower of North Dakota.

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All Material Ward Cameron 2005

 

 

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