Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Chionodoxa - Winter Aconite

Chionodoxa, also known as winter aconite, are my absolute favorite early spring flower. They start blooming in early February here in Michigan, they are a bright happy yellow, they hug the ground, the small leaves make enough food in a few short weeks to feed them during their ten month dormancy, they seem impervious to the dogs running all over them, and they self seed all over the garden.  The bees love them too.I probably started with 25 bulbs and now they are all over the back yard and the front yard. 

Please click on photos to enlarge them in order to see how abundant they really are.

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