Pulsatilla violacea

 

Pulsatilla violacea

 

Ssp violacea: Rüzgargülü; Ssp armena: Yayla rüzgargülü
 
 
Rootstock vertical. Leaves 2-3 x pinnatisect into short, congested, linear-oblong laciniae 1-4 x c. 1 mm, ± silky-villose. Stems 3-20 cm. Involucral leaves sessile, laciniate. Flowers nodding, solitary, bell-shaped, violet-blue. Tepals ovate-oblong, 20-37 mm, very silky outside. Achene with a long plumose awn 2-4,5 cm. Fl. 6. Slopes, often igneous, 2200-4200 m.

1.Flowers erect or suberect; tepals with flat apex ...................P. violacea subsp. armena

1. Flowers nodding; tepals with recurved apex .......................P. violacea subsp. violacea

Transcaucasia; N.W. Iran? Ir.-Tur. element. Subsp. albana occurs in the main Caucasus range.