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Old 12-24-2008, 06:14 PM   #1
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Default First wildflower of spring in the frozen north!

This is my favorite native Palouse wildflower (Lomatium gormanii), seldom seen by most because of its small size and the fact that it often blooms under the snow. When we get the right weather conditions here in Eastern Washington, I can sometimes find it (the first wildflower of spring) in mid December (before the first day of winter)!!! By April it has set seed and completed its cycle for the year. The common name is "salt-and-pepper" because of the white petals and dark anthers.
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I guess that answers any questions about just because you can't see it doesn't mean that its not really there!
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Interesting that by April it has set seed and completed its cycle for the year.
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A winter wonder!
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Old 12-27-2008, 07:36 AM   #5
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Those are lovely and what a treat if you do see them!
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Old 12-27-2008, 10:20 AM   #6
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Beautiful, lucky you to find them.
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