prairie crocus


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prairie crocus

n
(Plants) Canadian a spring flower of the buttercup family
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Prairie crocus, Manitoba's provincial flower, who can find them?
For Canada the listing is: Alberta - Wild Rose; British Columbia - Pacific Dogwood; Manitoba - Prairie Crocus; New Brunswick - Purple Violet; Newfoundland and Labrador - Pitcher Plant; Northwest Territories - Mountain Avens; Nova Scotia - Mayflower; Nunavut - Purple Saxifrage; Ontario - White Trillium; Prince Edward Island - Lady's Slipper, Quebec - Blue Flag; Saskatchewan - Western Red Lily; Yukon - Fireweed.
When the prairie crocus pushes up through the snow, that is how a baby bison's tummy looks, like the crocus.
The prairie crocus has long signaled the coming of spring and warmer weather for the people of the prairies.
For the Ears: Prairie crocus is known as "Ears of the Earth"
Well, no complaints so far, only compliments, and a lot of people stopping to look at the ever changing array of prairie wildflowers that come into bloom throughout the growing season, from our provincial flower, the prairie crocus in spring, to smooth asters in the fall.