''Pulsatilla vulgaris'' belongs to the buttercup family , native to western, central and southern Europe.
It grows to 15–30 cm high and when it is fruit-bearing up to 40 cm. The roots go deep into the soil . The finely-dissected leaves are arranged in a rosette and appear with the bell-shaped flower in early spring.
It grows in sparsely wooded pine forests or meadows, often on a sunny sloping side with calcium-rich soil. It is also the county flower of the English counties.. more