| Feb 15, 2006
|| HARBINGER OF SPRING
The photo is highly magnified to show some detail of the bloom. Harbinger of Spring (Erigenia bulbosa) is also known as Pepper-and-Salt.
One of the first native plants to bloom. The 'Pepper-and-Salt' name comes from the appearance of the dark anthers against the white petals.
The Cherokee chewed it for toothache