Pulsatilla patens
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In Poland
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Ranunculales
Family: Ranunculaceae
Genus: Pulsatilla
P. patens
Binomial name
Pulsatilla patens
    • Anemone bauhini Tausch
    • Anemone longipetala Schleich. ex Steud.
    • Anemone nuttallii Nutt.
    • Anemone patens L.
    • Anemone patens var. pinnatifolia Wilensky
    • Anemone patens var. rosea Cockerell
    • Pulsatilla bauhini Tausch ex Pritz.
    • Pulsatilla kioviensis Wissjul. Pulsatilla patens f. albiflora
    • X.F.Zhao ex Y.Z.Zhao Pulsatilla patens var. kioviensis
    • (Wissjul.) Tzvelev Pulsatilla pseudopatens
    • Schur Pulsatilla uralensis
    • (Zämelis) Tzvelev

Pulsatilla patens is a species of flowering plant in the family Ranunculaceae, native to Europe, Russia, Mongolia, and China.[1] Common names include Eastern pasqueflower and cutleaf anemone.[2]


It was first formally named in 1753 as Anemone patens[3] and is sometimes still considered part of that genus.[4] The species Pulsatilla nuttalliana, the pasqueflower native to much of North America,[5] it is sometimes considered a subspecies or variety of Pulsatilla patens.[2][6]

Two subspecies are accepted:[1]

  • Pulsatilla patens subsp. patens
  • Pulsatilla patens subsp. multifida (Pritz.) Zämelis

Cultural associations

Pulsatilla patens is the regional flower of the region of Tavastia Proper in Finland.[7]


  1. ^ a b c "Pulsatilla patens (L.) Mill". Plants of the World Online. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Retrieved 26 April 2020.
  2. ^ a b Pulsatilla patens subsp. multifida USDA PLANTS database
  3. ^ "Anemone patens L." ipni.org. International Plant Names Index. Retrieved 26 April 2020.
  4. ^ "Anemone patens". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Retrieved 2017-12-24.
  5. ^ "Pulsatilla nuttalliana (DC.) Spreng". Plants of the World Online. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Retrieved 26 April 2020.
  6. ^ Wilhelm, Gerould; Rericha, Laura (2017). Flora of the Chicago Region: A Floristic and Ecological Synthesis. Indiana Academy of Sciences.
  7. ^ Leinonen, Matti, Nyberg, Teuvo & Veistola, Simo: Koulun biologia: Metsät ja suot. Otava, 2007, p. 157.