A spring-flowering species with striking, rich violet, bell-shaped flowers. The centre of the flower is yellow because of the many stamens with golden yellow anthers. The flowers are covered in many long, silky white hairs. Flowers measure from 5 to 9cm across. Pollinated by bees.
A perennial plant with silky or feathery, greyish-green, 2-pinnate leaves. Can be found growing on short chalk and limestone turf.Pulsatilla vulgaris
April Fools, Badgers, Blue Money, Blue Tulip, Cat's Eyes, Common Pasqueflower, Coventry Bells, Dane's Blood, Dane's Flower, Dream Herb, Easter Flower, European Pasqueflower, Flaw Flower, Flower of the Wind, Gosling, Hart's Horn Plant, Headache Plant, Lion's Beard, Mayflower, Meadow Anemone, Passe Flower, Prairie Smoke, Rock Lily, Wind Flower.