Spring Glimpse

Pasquefleur-201204

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.

Advertisements

22 thoughts on “Spring Glimpse

    • Sounds like me also, Lynn! After reading the article, I discovered that I’m not likely to see them wild in the area where I live, even though the soil type is suitable. Maybe one day, though.

      Like

  1. Lovely flower. The legend of it springing from Danes blood is interesting and got me to pondering whether it was introduced by the Vikings? Also the name ‘Pasque flower’ could come from the Danish word for Easter which is ‘Pรฅske’, pronounced ‘Porsk’.

    Like

    • It’s all in excited anticipation, Viv ๐Ÿ™‚ We do have many flowers out at present however, including: primroses, aconites, snowdrops and a couple of daffodils!

      Many thanks!

      Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s