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Winter aconite – Eranthis hyemalis – is a late winter bloomer (before crocus) that features cup-shaped, upward-facing, bright yellow, butter-cup like flowers on stalks to 3-4" tall. Each flower is subtended by a collar of leaf-like bracts. A true harbinger of spring, these rugged plants often send their shoots up through snow.
Photographed in the woods at Winterthur Museum in Delaware
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