Contractions. - Puis. Pul.
Pulsatilla nigricans. Nat. ord., Ranunculaceae.
Synonyms. - Anemone pratensis, Herba Venti.
Fig. - Flora Horn., pl. 48.
Meadow Anemone, Pasque-flower, Wind-flower. For. names: German, Wiesen pulsatilla; French, Pulsatille, Coquelourde.
Habitat. - Sandy pastures in Germany, France, Denmark, Sweden, Russia, and Turkey, and in some parts of the south of England.
Flowering time. - In spring, and again in August and September.
Parts employed. - The entire plant.
Characters. - Root thick, short, sending off several strong fibres. Flower-stem 5 to 8 inches high, smooth, beset with soft hairs, with lancinated involucrum. Leaves radical, bipin-nate; segments narrow, short, linear, glaucous green. Flowers, sepals 6, oblong, hairy, blackish-purple, with reflexed points. Seeds retaining their styles, which are long and downy. As the Anemone Pulsatilla is more common in this country, and at times approaches in character the Pulsatilla nigricans, care must be taken to procure the right plant. Where a difficulty is found in obtaining it, it will be well to import the tincture of the fresh plant from Germany.
Time for collecting. - When in flower.
Preparation. - Tincture, corresponding in alcoholic strength with proof spirit.
Reference to Horn. Proving. - R. A. M. L., ii.
Proper forms for dispensing. - φ and lx, Tincture only. 1 and upwards, Tincture, Pilules, or Globules.