|Scientific Name||Pulsatilla patens ssp. multifida (Anemone patens ssp. multifida)||USDA PLANTS Symbol||PUPAM|
|Common Name||Pasqueflower||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||532147|
Life zones and habitat: Foothills to subalpine (5400 to 13000 ft). Meadows and open forest.
Plant: Perennial 2 to 16 inches tall with one or more hairy stems.
Leaves: Numerous basal leaves usually developing after the first flowers, with long petioles, blades 1-1/2 to 4 inches across divided first into 3 leaflets, further divided into narrow linear blades; clustered stem leaves deeply divided into 4 to 6 linear segments.
Inflorescence: Solitary flowers 1 to 2 inches across with 5 to 8 showy sepals, lavender to white, hairy on the outside; many bright yellow stamens and white pistils in the center.
Bloom Period: April to July.
Fruit: Many seed pods (achenes) with feathery tails.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, "Southern Rocky Mountain Wildflowers: A Field Guide to Wildflowers in the Southern Rocky Mountains, including Rocky Mountain National Park (Wildflower Series)" by Robertson and Kassar and Burke Herbarium
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