Early spring flowers

Carolina jessamine (Gelsemium sempervirens) is flowering outside my study window.  It's early, but it's normally one of the first native 'wildflowers' to bloom in late winter.  I actually saw a few flowers in early December this season.

March 2009
Looking back, I see that I noted seeing a few flowers in late January, 2010 and abundant flowers in late March, 2009.


  1. Sadly to me, but a good thing nonetheless, winter has finally arrived in the midAtlantic. I also noticed buds on my Carolina Jessamine yesterday. My native honeysuckle is sending out new leaves as well. I like this new 2-month winter thing.


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