Height: 4-8" (10-20 cm) Flowering Time: Spring Flower Colour: Purple, white ____________________________________
Subclass: Dicotyledonae (Dicotyledons) Superorder: Magnoliidae (Magnolia Superorder) Order: Ranunculales (Buttercup Order) Family: Ranunculaceae (Buttercup Family) Genus: Pulsatilla (Pasque Flower) Species: vulgaris (common) ____________________________________
Pulsatilla vulgaris is a native British plant, although it is very rarely found in the wild. It is herbaceous, and overwinters as a cluster of buds. In spring, these open into soft silky divided leaves on thick stems, topped with silky buds opening into large purple flowers with pointed petals and a golden cluster of stamens in the middle. These are followed by large fluffy seedheads. There is also a white version.
Pulsatilla vulgaris was formerly used as a medicinal plant, to treat depression, stomach problems and tension.
This Plant is POISONOUS
Harvesting and Growing from Seed:
Inside (33 days)
Autumn or Winter
Outside (119 days)
Inside (19 days)
|Seed Pod There is no seed pod. The seeds are held in a large fluffy seedhead.
Seed The seeds are dark brown pointed ovals with a long tail, like Clematis seeds. There are many
Seedling The seedling has lobed leaves.
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