Pulsatilla vulgaris (NL: Wildemanskruid / EN: Pasque Flower) is one of the most beautiful early spring flowering plants in Belgium but with only a few populations left the species is critically endangered. The species belongs to the Buttercup family (Ranunculaceae) and is native to western, central and southern Europe. It grows in sparely wooded pine forests or meadows, often on a sunny sloping side with calcium rich soil, reaching to 15–30 cm hight and when it is fruit-bearing up to 40 cm. The roots go deep into the soil (up to 1 m). The finely-dissected leaves are arranged in a rosette and appear with the bell-shaped flower in early spring.
Image: Rochefort (BE) - 27/03/2011
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