On March 1, 08 I am heading with a friend to Ponikva, a village not far from Celje. We want to see Pulsatilla grandis (Pasque Flower, Meadow Anemone).
Boletina, a meadow close to Ponikva, is one of 4 habitats of Pulsatilla grandis in Slovenia.
Pulsatilla grandis. In Slovenia this flower is rare. It is our endangered plant and strictly protected. It is found in uncultivated grassland only.
Pulsatilla grandis. Dense hairs on petails and stem are a perfect protection both against cold night temperatures and dry and windy conditions on daytime.
Pulsatilla grandis is a large spring flower that grows on dry, sunny meadows. It grows in large quantities in Eastern Europe. Ponikva is its most Southwestern habitat.
Pulsatilla grandis. In dark the plant closes its flowers. When we are in Ponikva it begins to rain, the sky is dark and I don't find any open flowers.This one I open a little with fingers.
Also, the colour in the pictures is not real (because of the light). In reality the colour is more purple.
Pulsatilla grandis. Next year I will go to Ponikva on a bright, sunny day.