I started this blog on April Fools’ Day, 2014, noting that I couldn’t remember a colder winter. Well, guess what? 2015’s been pretty damn cold, too. The plants are off to an even slower start this year.
But I did find harbinger-of-spring yesterday (it was my first Flower of the Day feature last year). Not a bad way to start the season. This tiny plant in the carrot family can be very difficult to spot amongst the leaf litter, as it stands only a few inches tall; each cluster of flowers measures only a quarter inch across.
To put that into perspective, note the medium-sized maple leaf lying next to the plant.
Next up, a really strange plant that is, as far as I can tell, the earliest blooming one in the area.