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South Dakota State Flower:

Pasque flower and honeybee - click to see all state flowers
Pasque flower and bee - photo © Hillarie on Flickr; noncommercial use permitted with attribution / no derivative works. See All State Flowers - National Flower.

Pasque Flower

The pasque flower (or pasqueflower) was designated the official state flower of South Dakota in 1903. Also called the May Day flower, prairie crocus, wind flower, Easter flower and meadow anemone, the pasque is one of the first flowers to bloom in the spring (often before the late winter snows have thawed).

Pasque is a tallgrass prairie flower and grows wild throughout South Dakota. The pasque flower is member of the buttercup family and is highly toxic (pasque flowers were used as a medicine by native Americans for centuries).

Pasque flower buds - click to see all state flowers
Pasque flower buds - photo © Hillarie on Flickr - noncommercial
use permitted with attribution / no derivative works.
See All State Flowers - National Flower.
Pasque flowers in spring - click to see all state flowers
Pasque flowers blooming in spring - photo © fredandcharlie on Flickr -
use permitted with attribution / share alike.
See All State Flowers - National Flower.
Source:
Signs and Symbols of South Dakota: SD Official website
Links:
All State Flowers - National Flower

    

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