|Pulsatilla cernua is a
perennial herb growing in sunny grasslands, the whole being
significantly hairy. Radical leaves are bipinnately compound, with
long petioles, the leaflets cleft afresh into 2-3 segments. As the
flower stalks grow up to as high as around10cm, flowers bloom, and
still, they extend more to reach about 40cm in height when flowering
ends. On-stem leaves, petiole-less, and bonding at bases together,
are in a whorl of three, each thinly cleft into leaflets. Flowers
buds singly emerge on the tips of flower stalks and bloom facing
downwards. The bell-shaped flowers measure approximately 3cm in
diameter, with no petals, sepals are petal-like, 6 in number;
insides are dark purple-red, outsides look whitish, since being
covered densely with the silky white hairs. There are many stamens
in the same way as pistils; long hairs are close together on styles.
Bloom time: April-May.