Field of Science

First Flower of Spring - A Tie!

March 2nd is early for the first flower of spring; it's more like the last flower of winter. And wouldn't you know it, two of the usual contenders tied, both opening their first flowers on the same day. And talk about spectacular floral displays; virtually 100% of students and faculty walked right by without seeing a thing. How's that for observant? The red one, witchhazel, is easy enough for most temperate zone folks, but maybe you didn't recognize silver maple, which is pretty easily missed.

1 comment:

Jade L Blackwater said...

Oh, lovely silver maples! I've heard folks speak of them as weeds, but they always had some of the earliest showings of firey blossoms in Spring, and the squirrels love them too.