March 9, 2012

March 9th, 2012 by Sherri

Welcome to our 2012 calendar of blooming plants on the campus of Plymouth State University! It seems that Mother Nature has been teasing us this month with a random  flux of cooler snowy days to  balmy breezy ones.  With only 11 days left till Spring, I believe most faculty, staff & students are ready for warmer weather.  At the Holmes House location is a group of Snowdrops {Galanthus nivalis} with small white nodding flowers which have popped up through the snow.   Snowdrops, among the first bulbs to bloom in spring, grow to around 7–15 cm tall, flowering between January and April in the northern temperate zone.  In front of Prospect Hall, up against the the brick wall,  several groups of Crocus “Yellow Mammoth”, a stunning golden yellow color, have also come into bloom. The cup-shaped, solitary flowers of the Crocus vary in color, although lilac, mauve, yellow and white are predominant. The spice saffron is obtained from the stigmas of Crocus sativus, an autumn/fall-blooming species.  Keep your eyes peeled for the Daffodils {Narcissus sp.} to start opening next!  Looking forward to seeing our beautiful campus in full bloom soon!  Sherri

 

Crocus “Yellow Mammoth”

Snowdrops {Galanthus nivalis}

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