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Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Pasque flower - Backsippa



Swedish: Backsippa

Latin: Pulsatilla vulgaris, or Anemone pulsatilla

English names: Pasque flower, Meadow Anemone, Praire Crocus, Windflower. 
Pasque refers to Easter (Passover) as the flower blooms around that time of year.

As some of the names indicate, it prefers dry grassy places.
In Sweden, it is rather rare. I don’t think I’ve ever seen it anywhere else but in the nature reserve where I took these pictures. There it grows in a sort of stony meadow/pasture land.

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1 comment:

Ginny said...

What a treat! I've never heard of or seen this flower. Such romantic names, but then it is beautiful. I notice that the very inside of the yellow has purple again. So pretty and charming.

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