South Dakota State Flower

South Dakota State Flower

American Pasque 
Pulsatilla hirsutissima

The pasque is the state flower of South Dakota. It is also called the May Day flower. It was officially adopted in 1903.

It grows wild throughout the state, and its blooming is one of the first signs of spring in South Dakota. A member of the buttercup family, the pasque is a small, lavender flower. The pasque is a welcome sight as it signals the start of spring in North Dakota.