Sunday, April 2, 2023



Here's a bunch of pretty spring flowers called by the common name glory-of-the-snow. They are blooming now in gardens and lawns in South Jersey. There has been almost no snow here this year, but if there had been, these flowers might have bloomed through it in a characteristic and eponymous way.

The flower is native to the eastern Mediterranean countries of Greece, Turkey, and Cyprus. It has six petals (technically tepals) that are fused at the base, a frosty white center, and tufts of yellow pollen. A very pretty combination. Click to enlarge.

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