What flower means spring to you?
In central North America where I live, the first native to flower is pasqueflower, Anemone patens.
|pasqueflower, Anemone patens|
Of course, native plants are mostly confined to reserves these days.
Often the first flower of spring that I see is the snowdrop (Galanthus nivalis). This is an early spring flower in Europe.
Crocuses (Crocus spp.) are perhaps the classical herald of spring. Native to Europe and the Middle East, they have been planted all over the world.
|crocuses, Crocus spp.|
Also a first spring wildflower of Europe is the common primrose, Primula vulgaris. The prim- in the scientific name is based on primus, first in Latin. (my posts about primroses: folklore, botany, words )
|common primrose, cowslip, Primula vulgaris|
|Amerlanchier alnifolia, service berry, saskatoon, shadbush|
|Flowering plums and photographers n Taiwan|
|in the mountains of Taiwan|
And by the time the daffodils have opened, it is truly spring!
One more pasqueflower photo
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