First Wildflower of 2021: It’s Springtime!


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Grass Widow

Some gardeners believe the first crocus in bloom is the official harbinger of spring. Other folks wait until the equinox.

The local meteorologists contend spring occurs when the average daily temperature exceeds 50 degrees, the third week of February.

For me, spring begins when I see the first wildflower. On the last weekend of January I was successful.

Grass Widow

That’s pretty amazing when you consider we live north of the 45th parallel.

The Catherine Creek area always makes for a fine place to spot early wildflowers. There were more than I expected, sprinkled in sunny spots up to several hundred feet of elevation. They are a showy, small member of the iris family. And, there were a few salt & peppers in bloom, a small member of the parsley family.

Is it time to put away the winter parkas and break out the polo shirts?

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