Protected species of the April and May - Pasqueflowers
April and May are the months of Pasqueflower bloom. In Latvia, spreading and meadow Pasqueflower can be found - both are very beautiful and decorative species, but endangered and specially protected.
In the spring, when the brown color still dominates in nature, in April or early May in the dry and sunny pine forests blooms spreading Pasqueflower Pulsatilla patens. It is more common in the eastern part of Latvia. The plant is softly hairy throughout and stands out with very decorative, bright purple flowers. Spreading Pasqueflowers bloom first and only later do the leaves appear.
Spreading and meadow Pasqueflowers are threatened by flower picking, as well as the habitat loss by overgrowth of light, sparse forests with bushes and the development of a thick layer of moss.