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    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota

Wildflowers - Pasqueflower

Pasqueflower, Prairie Crocus, -Anemone patens, A. nuttalliana, Pulsatilla patens
Pasqueflower, Prairie Crocus - Anemone patens, A. nuttalliana, Pulsatilla patens
NPS Photo by Tom Bean
 
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.

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Field Milkvetch

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