Harbinger of Spring

Harbinger of Spring

Harbinger of Spring is typically the first spring wildflower to bloom in the woods.

First recorded date of bloom:

2007: March 13
2008: March 26 (up but not blooming on March 19)
2009: March 6
2010: March 25 (up but not blooming on March 15)
2011: March 18
2012: March 9
2013: March 15
2014: March 31 (not up on March 21)
2015: no data
2016: March 6
2017: February 25

Crocus

bio_crocus1First recorded date of bloom (not always the same clump of crocus):

  • 2008: March 10
  • 2009: February 26
  • 2010: March 8
  • 2011: no data
  • 2012: February 18 (yellow)
  • 2013: February 17 (purple, sw of house, buried by nearly a foot of snow a few days later)
  • 2014: March 21 (purple, sw of house)
  • 2015: no data
  • 2016: March 4 (purple, sw of house & near barn)
  • 2017: February 19 (purple, sw of house)

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Daffodil

A pretty domestic flower that provides a useful marker for the progress of spring; see the blooming dates listed below.

First recorded date of bloom:

2007: March 21
2008: March 31
2009: March 25
2010: March 28
2011: March 21
2012: March 7
2013: April 2
2014: April 3
2015: no data
2016: March 8
2017: March 2