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Prairie Crocus

Anemone patens
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Habitat: Prairies, hillsides and dry open woods.

Description: Tufted with silky hairs throughout.  The leaves are long-stalked and divided into threes.  Blue, purple or nearly white flowers that are hairy on the back.

Size: 10-40cm tall.

Fun Facts: All parts of the prairie crocus are poisonous when eaten, and irritating when they come in contact with the skin.

Source:  Johnson D., L. Kershaw, A. MacKinnon, and J. Pojar.  Plants of the Wester Boreal Forest and Aspen Parkland.  1995.  Lone Pine Publishing.

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Posted by Katherine Thielmann
Posted by Katherine Thielmann
Posted by Katherine Thielmann

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Arctic Blue
Agriades franklinii

Habitat:  The Arctic Blue can be found throughout Alberta, except for in the mountains.  The Arctic Blue prefers open, dry, sandy places and gets its name from its large habitat range that continues all the way into the Arctic islands.

Description:  Mostly a dingy blue in color, on the underside of the hind wings can be found white spotting

Size:  25-30mm...

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