Thursday, March 15, 2018
A few spring flowers
Between bouts of cold the earliest spring flowers are starting to bloom. There are a few anemones in the woods and the new growth of dog's mercury is a bright glossy green. In a woodland garden near home I noticed one clump of daffodils. They look like wild daffodils (Narcissus pseudo-narcissus) and do not appear to be part of any organized garden. So far as I could see they are the only clump of daffodils in this area and they seem to have spread from one bulb. If so I wonder how they got there.
It might be slightly too large for the true species, but the characteristic two-toned flowers have the wildlings slightly downward drooping habit.
Other minor pleasures include the first celandines and a dandelion in flower.