Harbinger of Spring
A small, early-blooming member of the parsley or carrot family, with flower clusters appearing before the foliage. Flowers: Erigenia opens the spring flowering season. Tiny white flowers in very small, simple umbels (a type of rounded cluster). Dark, reddish-brown anthers show prominently. Blooms January–April; this species opens the spring flowering season. Leaves: divided, fernlike, sometimes reddish, usually appearing after flowering begins. Root: a small, rounded tuber.