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Pulsatilla vulgaris is often confused with:
Clematis Clematis spp.
Plants that fill a similar niche:
Anemonoides blanda Anemone blanda, pink
Anemone hortensis 'St Bavo'
Aconitum Aconitum spp.

Pulsatilla vulgaris

Previously known as:

  • Anemone pulsatilla
This plant has high severity poison characteristics.
See below
Description

Anemone pulsatilla is a perennial herb that is best grown in fertile, humusy soil.  Plants need constant moisture in hot summer temperatures. Best performance is seen in cooler temperatures where plants can tolerate less humid conditoins. Plants are best left undisturbed once established. This plant has no serious insect or disease problems.

Found in: Landscape in flower gardens

The purple flowers resemble Clematis spp.

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#purple#white#sun#showy flowers#poisonous#full sun#partial shade#perennial#violet#white flowers#purple flowers#seeanemone#spring flowers#dry soil tolerant#violet flowers#flower garden
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#purple#white#sun#showy flowers#poisonous#full sun#partial shade#perennial#violet#white flowers#purple flowers#seeanemone#spring flowers#dry soil tolerant#violet flowers#flower garden
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Pulsatilla
    Species:
    vulgaris
    Family:
    Ranunculaceae
    Uses (Ethnobotany):
    Can be used as an herbal medicine.
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Europe, southwestern Asia
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    dry soil, no serious insect or disease problems
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Herbaceous Perennial
    Poisonous
    Wildflower
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    High Organic Matter
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Description:
    Flowers are followed by equally-ornamental, plume-like seedheads (reminiscent of some clematis) in fluffy spherical clusters.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Cream/Tan
    Purple/Lavender
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Shape:
    Bell
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
    Flower Description:
    This plant has 1.5-in. flowers borne singly on 5 to 8 in. stalks, with three sessile deeply-cut leaflets or bracts. Sepals are dull violet-purple; very silky on the under surfaces. Flowers are showy are singular pale or dark violet, rarely white, cup- or bell-shaped with 5-many petal-like parts and many stamens. Flowers are followed by equally-ornamental, plume-like seedheads (reminiscent of some clematis) in fluffy spherical clusters.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Soft
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Whorled
    Hairs Present:
    Yes
    Leaf Description:
    This plant has a rosette of finely-divided, stalked leaves, covered with silky hairs (furry). The leaves are fern-like, alternate or whorled, and are attractive even when plant is not flowering.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Surface:
    Hairy (pubescent)
    Stem Description:
    This plant has hairy stems that emerge first in the spring.
  • Landscape:
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Diseases
    Dry Soil
    Insect Pests
    Problems:
    Contact Dermatitis
    Poisonous to Humans
  • Poisonous to Humans:
    Poison Severity:
    High
    Poison Symptoms:
    TOXIC ONLY IF LARGE QUANTITIES EATEN. CAUSES SEVERE PAIN IN THE MOUTH IF EATEN! Poisonous through ingestion and dermatitis. (Poisonous parts: All parts when fresh). Symptoms may include: Inflammation and blistering upon contact with fresh sap; irritation of mouth, vomiting and diarrhea following ingestion.
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Protoanemonin
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    Yes
    Poison Part:
    Bark
    Flowers
    Fruits
    Leaves
    Roots
    Seeds
    Stems