Flower of the Day: Harbinger-of-Spring

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Erigenia bulbosa
Apiaceae

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.

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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.

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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.

One thought on “Flower of the Day: Harbinger-of-Spring

  1. Pingback: Farewell for Now | Elizabeth's Wildflower Blog

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