Contractions. - Puls-nut. Ps-n.

Nat. ord., Ranunculaceae.

Synonyms. - Anemone pratensis, A. Ludoviciana, A. Nuttalliana.

Fig. - Hale's New Remedies, in the 2nd but not later editions.

American Pulsatilla.

Habitat. - British America; Valley of the Rocky Mountains; on the Missouri and Platte; Illinois.

Flowering time. - Spring.

Parts employed. - The entire plant.

Characters. - Villous, with long silken hairs. Stem erect; in flower, very short; in fruit, 8 to 12 inches high. Leaves long-stalked, ternately divided, the lateral divisions two-parted, the middle one stalked and three-parted, the segments once or twice cleft into narrowly linear and acute lobes. Involucres lobed like the leaves, sessile, subulately dissected, concave or cup-shaped in position. Sepals 5 to 7, purplish, spreading, about 1 inch long, silky outside. Flower single, appearing before the leaves, pale purple, cup-shaped. Carpels 50 to 75, with long plumous tails, 1 to 2 inches in length, collected into a roundish head. Appears to partake of the characters of both the European varieties.

Time for collecting. - When in flower.

Preparation. - Tincture, imported from North America.

Reference to Horn. Proving. - Hale's New Remedies.

Proper forms for dispensing. - φ and lx, Tincture only. 1 and upwards, Tincture, Pilules, or Globules.