The wait is over…

3 whitish-lavender flowers with yellow center

One of the things I watch for in early spring are pasque flowers. Today they are flowering. Pasque flowers are one of the earliest and most dramatic spring flower. They are found most commonly in dry, rocky or gravelly prairies. We have found a couple of them in our prairie, but the neighbors have a lot in their prairie remnant. We have been collecting seeds when we catch them before they blow away and have been spreading them across our site in hopes of the seeds taking root. Like other things in the prairie it is a waiting and hoping… maybe in a few years we will see pasque flowers across our prairie.

2 whitish-purple flowers with yellow center

whitish-purple flowers with yellow center

whitish-purple flowers with yellow center with a pollonator

Pasque flowers are important as the pollinators emerge.

2 whitish-purple flowers with yellow center

whitish-purple flowers with yellow center

whitish-purple flower with yellow center

whitish-purple flowers from the side

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