Erigenia bulbosa (Harbinger of Spring)

Erigenia bulbosa

Quick Facts:

    Common Names: harbinger of spring, salt and pepper
    Lifespan: Perennial
    Zones: 3 - 8
    Type: Forb

Erigenia bulbosa, or harbinger of spring, is native to most of the eastern half of the United States. As its name suggests, it is one of the very first flowers to bloom in the spring. By early summer, it disappears and is no longer visible above the ground. It grows in deciduous woods and lightly wooded slopes.

In our yard, this grows in the Woodland Area.

Our growing score: 4

Other pictures of this plant:

               Seedpod                                           Leaf                                            Stem                                        Seed                                          Habit


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