Wildflowers - Pasqueflower
Perennial forb 4 to 12 inches tall with pinkish-violet tulip-like flowers. Known as the first flower of spring, this is South Dakota’s state flower. A tea prepared from pasqueflowers was used by Plains Indians to speed childbirth and ease the discomfort of menstruation.
Did You Know?
Lewis and Clark, while on their journey up the Missouri River in 1804, noted that this "wild dog of the prairie...appears here in infinite numbers." More...