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What The South Dakota State Flower Has In Common W/ Punxatawney Phil
Pennsylvania has the famous groundhog, Punxatawney Phil. This little guy "predicts" the arrival of Spring by judging whether or not he sees his shadow when he emerges from his resting spot on February 2nd. It's how popular culture enthusiasts gauge the onset of Spring or the lasting Winter.
Well, South Dakota's measure for this is a little less well known but just as fun to witness. The pasque (Ppulsatilla hirsutissima) is the state flower of South Dakota. It is also called the May Day Flower. This pretty purple flower (sometimes white or light purple) is an early Spring bloomer. One sight of these wildflowers means that Springs is creeping in!
Florists in South Dakota may not be able to use pasque flowers in their flower arrangements, but they are able to enjoy the simple beauty of the flower. Everything about the pasque is inspirational and brings a new design idea to mind. The most common color seen in pasque flowers is a vibrant purple. The color of this wildflowers has many cut flower alternatives that florists can use in Spring bouquets.
The shape of pasque flowers is also something magnificent. It's simplicity is appealing. You can find the petals of pasque flowers cupped or broad. When opened widely, most pasque flowers have petals that look similar to a six-point star. I'm already inspired with ideas for Chanukah (Hanukkah) arrangements.
I'm very sure that one look at the South Dakota state flower will be the purple inspiration you've been waiting for all winter!