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Plantidote of the Day 2011-03-21

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crocus

Crocus vernus

Crocus

How strange to greet, this frosty morn,
In graceful counterfeit of flower,
These children of the meadows, born
Of sunshine and of showers!

from Flowers in Winter by John Greenleaf Whittier

Correntian Eureka Springs spotted these little flowers a few weeks ago, when it was still winter. Now that it's officially spring, enjoy!

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Submitted by Stephanie on

I'm looking forward to my crocuses showing up soon in the Chicago burbs. I'm planting some daffodils this year -- more to look forward to!!!