American Pasqueflower is a wonderful sign of spring in prairies and dry sites. The hairy flower stalks almost glitter in the low angles of a rising or setting sun.
The large, 1.5 inch wide flowers open up for warm temperatures during the middle of the day and close up at night. Flower color can range from white to a light blue.
If you have a sunny location with well drained soils and are looking for a nice alternative to non-native spring bulbs, definitely give Pasqueflower a try.
I have been watching mine closely this spring for what types of pollinators are visiting the flowers.
|Kartesz, J.T., The Biota of North America Program (BONAP).|
2011. North American Plant Atlas. Chapel Hill, N.C.
American Pasqueflower is native to central North America, see map for range.