Some adaptations of the pasque flower include the fine hairs that appear on its stems, buds, leaves and beneath its sepals. These hairs insulate the plant from cold, as it's one of the earliest plants to bloom in spring.
Another adaptation of the pasque flower is the arrangement of its sepals, which are the green, leaf-like parts that enclose the petals. This arrangement reflects the sunlight and increases the temperature in the plant, making it attractive to pollinating insects. The plant also grows low to the ground, which protects it from the cold of late winter and early spring. The pasque also flower has upright rhizomes, or root stalks, which store food for the plant.