Another name for the pasque flower is prairie crocus. When they first start blooming they definitely remind me of crocus.
I was in town running errands earlier and the grass is turning green and daffodils are blooming. Higher up where I live only the ponderosa pine and kinnikinnik are green. But we have the pasque flowers. Now that they are starting to flower they seem to be everywhere.
As they start to open they are purple and fuzzy.
And then they open and turn white and yellow barely resembling the flower of a few hours earlier. Even the bee's have to check them out.
As time passes the flowers will change dramatically a few more times. Stay tuned.