September 28, 2014
'Prairie Crocus' - Manitoba Series (Notecard and Photographic Print)
The prairie crocus, Anemone patens, is Manitoba’s provincial flower. It is one of the very first plants to bloom in the spring and can often be observed covered in hoarfrost or even by a late spring snow. It normally grows singly but can also be found growing in clumps. The pale mauve to dark blue-purplish saucer-shaped blossoms are very efficient in trapping heat from the sun during the early spring period. The prairie crocus is a fine symbol of perseverance on the Canadian Prairie.
The prairie crocus is a long-lived perennial and individual plants may live for 50 years. Like so many of our native prairie plants, the habitat of the prairie crocus has largely disappeared, being replaced by farms, cities and roads.
Notecards retail for $ 6.95 each
Photographic Print retail for $ 74.95 each
Available at WOW Mabuhay Gift Store in the Johnston Terminal at The Forks, Winnipeg, Manitoba