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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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Leaves found primarily at base of the plant, dark green, smooth or with short hairs.  Flowers with over 100 bluish pink or white florets on the flower.  Center disk is yellow, and hairy with a green center.

 

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