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CommentsThis is one of the earliest flowers to bloom in a prairie. A scientific synonym for this species is Pulsatilla patens. The common name refers to the religious holiday of Easter, when the flowers are often in bloom. The Pasque Flower has larger flowers than other Anemone spp. (Anemones), and it is unusual in having elongated plumose styles. It shares this characteristic with many Clematis spp., which are twining vines in the Buttercup family.