It's been such a long, hard winter for so many of us, so I was very happy to see the Crocus blooming in my front yard this week. I first spotted them on St. Patrick's Day, so that's the date I'm "officially" recording.
Have you seen anything flowering in your yard yet?
Crocus is a genus of flowering plants in the iris family comprising 90 species of perennials growing from corms. Many are cultivated for their flowers appearing in autumn, winter, or spring.
Scientific name: Crocus
Higher classification: Crocoideae
Lower classifications: Crocus ligusticus, Crocus flavus, Crocus tommasinianus, Crocus sieberi, Saffron, Crocus vernus, Crocus chrysanthus, Crocus banaticus, Crocus cartwrightianus