Pulsatilla vulgaris, the pasqueflower, is a species of flowering plant belonging to the buttercup family (Ranunculaceae), found locally on calcareous grassland in Europe, and widely cultivated in gardens. It was considered part of the genus Anemone, to which it is closely related. Several sources still list Anemone pulsatilla as the accepted name, with Pulsatilla vulgaris as a synonym.
Other variations of its common name include European pasqueflower and common pasqueflower. The name may also be split in two - pasque flower.
From the genus name.
pulsatilla (plural pulsatillas)
- Any of several plants, of the former genus Pulsatilla, now often considered a subgenus of Anemone, including the pasque flower, some of which are used as medicinal herbs