Scientific Name: 
Pulsatilla
The prairie would not be complete without the state flower of South Dakota. Several species of this flower are valued ornamentals because of their finely-dissected leaves, solitary bell-shaped flowers, and plumed seed heads, which make it a symbol for places in many countries across the world, including Canada, England and Norway. However, while it is highly regarded for its beauty, the Pulsatilla is highly toxic, and produces cardiogenic toxins and oxytoxins which slow the heart in humans and can create serious issues upon ingesting.