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Feb 15, 2006 HARBINGER OF SPRING
N. Walker

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