Photographed last Spring, here is a glimpse of a Pasque flower (Pulsatilla Vulgaris). I was reminded of this pretty little flower a day or two ago when my photo of it in bud stage from last year appeared in my ‘Top Posts and Pages’ grid.
Last year I also posted a photograph of the hybrid white version (Pulsatilla alba) in flower and seedhead stage – but I didn’t post a photograph of this purple variety whilst in flower. Better late than never, as they say!
I discovered that this flower is now a scarce plant in the UK. Here is a bit more information on it from the Natural England website which explains the origin of the name too.