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What’s blooming American Pasqueflower

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The first of the season to bloom is the American Pasqueflower (Anemone patens). The pasqueflower is one of the first flowers to bloom in the spring, often coming up while there is still snow on the ground.

Look for it on south facing slopes in dry to average sandy soil, typically in scattered clumps. It does very well as a garden plant.


Blooms: March-May.

Sun exposure: Part shade, sun; dry sandy soil; prairies,
open woods.

Height: 3-18 inches.

Native range: Northern states from Wisconsin to Montana, following the Rockies south to
New Mexico.

Bloomington’s flowered landscapes show a care for beauty and for the ecosystem. Ever-changing blooms provide habitat and food for myriad bees, birds and butterflies.

This work is made possible by the efforts of the City’s Park Maintenance staff who are also responsible for bringing beautiful native landscaping to Civic Plaza, 1800 W. Old Shakopee Road, and the city.

Take a moment to behold what’s blooming in Bloomington.