'Springtime Surprise', original Pastel painting on sanded paper, 16"x11", framed and matted professionally with museum glass. Normally these Pasqueflower (Anemone patens) are found in Colorado and contains poisonous compounds. It is also called Prairie Crocus, which is one of the earliest blooming plants. The entire plant is covered with fine hairs (including the blossoms) that trap warm air next to the plants in the cool spring air. It blooms during the Easter (Paschal) season.