Thursday, 16 May 2013

Pasque Flower

Each year I check out one location where I know that Pasque Flowers have grown in previous years.

To my surprise this year they have grown really well with multiples of plants and each plant having a number of flower heads. In previous years I could only find one and two flowers in the whole known location. So I guess it was something to do with all that wet weather we had last year keeping the ground moist into the winter.


In the UK it is classed as a Priority species at risk and is on the Red List issued by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

Pasque Flower (Pulsatilla vulgaris)




22 comments:

  1. Wow!! I have never, never seen a Pasque flower growing in the wild in the UK. How lovely:)

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    1. It is a treat to see them Sweff.

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  2. Hey Roy... Splendid shot's...such a striking little plant , lovely color purple, and the greenery is so delicate looking!!
    Good that is a protected plant, hope it thrives well!
    Grace

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  3. They are lovely flowers Roy, and good to know they are doing so well.

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    1. Its about the most rare flower I have seen growing wild Keith.

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  4. Lovely images of a flower I've never seen, they are certainly very beautiful and interesting :-)

    I'm off to Norfolk for a week so I look forward to catching up with your blog when I get back. I hope you have a great week and here's hoping for some decent weather ;-)

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    1. Thanks David, look forward to viewing all your images form the trip to Norfolk.

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  5. What a lovely flower! I don't remember having seen one of these.

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    1. They are quite rare Alison.
      Maybe in other countries you have visited.

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  6. Beautiful! Glad you found so many since it is endangered. The weather this year was strange everywhere, but it seems to have been good for spring flowers.

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  7. Wow they're beautiful Roy. I don't know anywhere near me that has these growing. I wonder if there are any places? Do they like a particular habitat?

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    1. Thanks Jen.
      Alkaline grassland that is not spoilt with loads of fertiliser.
      These are growing on a nature reserve.

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    2. http://www.naturalengland.org.uk/ourwork/conservation/biodiversity/iyb/pasqueflower1.aspx

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  8. Lovely photos of a very special flower Roy. You are very privileged to see it growing in the wild. Looking on Google I see there are some about an hour's drive from me but unfortunately I think it might be too late for me to see them this year. May I ask if yours were seen very recently? I know their usual flowering time is April but of course everything is so late this year.

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    1. Thanks Jan. I photographed them about 10 days ago. They will still be growing a while yet.

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    2. http://www.naturalengland.org.uk/ourwork/conservation/biodiversity/iyb/pasqueflower1.aspx

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  9. Lovely Roy, I have never seen this flower in the wild.

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  10. Thanks Lyn, the write says it grows around Easter, but I have just photographed it in May and I have certainly seen it later than that on into June.

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  11. Thanks for the website Roy. I see the Cotwolds is mentioned. My Mum lives up there so might investigate that! (-:

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