Harbinger of Spring Erigenia bulbosa (Michaux) NuttallS3 (Watch list)    Synonyms: Harbinger-of-spring.
Kingdom Plantae   >   Division Tracheophyta   >   Class Magnoliopsida   >   Order Apiales   >   Family Apiaceae   >   Genus Erigenia   

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The flowers of this early spring ephemeral live up to the plant's common name as one of the earliest spring bloomers, but the plant, and flowers, are so small that they often go unnoticed. Harbinger of Spring typically grows in rich soils of well-drained flood-plain forests and on mesic (somewhat moist) slopes in low-elevation forests (J. Hill/MNPS).

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Harbinger of Spring is the host of Puccinia erigeniae, an autoecious rust

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Harbinger of Spring blooming in Montgomery Co., Maryland (3/10/2013). Photo by Fritz Flohr Reynolds. (MBP list)

Harbinger of Spring blooming in Washington Co., Maryland (3/11/2013). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Harbinger of Spring blooming in Washington Co., Maryland (3/11/2013). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Harbinger of Spring in Harford Co., Maryland (4/6/2008). Photo by Gary Van Velsir. (MBP list)

Harbinger of Spring blooming in Harford Co., Maryland (4/6/2008). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

Harbinger of Spring blooming in Washington Co., Maryland (4/21/2013). Photo by Ed Boyd. (MBP list)

Harbinger of Spring in Harford Co., Maryland (3/21/2021). (c) Jim Brighton, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Harbinger of Spring in Montgomery Co., Maryland (3/4/2020). (c) Judy Gallagher, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Judy Gallagher. (MBP list)

Harbinger of Spring in Washington Co., Maryland (3/21/2020). (c) botanygirl, some rights reserved (CC BY). Photo by botanygirl via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Harbinger of Spring in Montgomery Co., Maryland (3/15/2021). (c) johnbotany, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by John Hall. (MBP list)

Harbinger of Spring in Montgomery Co., Maryland (3/5/2020). Photo by Aaron Coolman. (MBP list)

Harbinger of Spring in Montgomery Co., Maryland (3/5/2018). (c) Judy Gallagher, some rights reserved (CC BY). Photo by Judy Gallagher. (MBP list)

Harbinger of Spring blooming in Harford Co., Maryland (3/31/2013). Photo by Dave Webb. (MBP list)

Harbinger of Spring blooming in Harford Co., Maryland (3/28/2017). Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)

Harbinger of Spring in Washington Co., Maryland (4/20/2014). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Harbinger of Spring in Washington Co., Maryland (4/20/2014). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Harbinger of Spring in Washington Co., Maryland (4/20/2014). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Harbinger of Spring in Washington Co., Maryland (4/20/2014). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Harbinger of Spring, leaves, post-blooming, in Washington Co., Maryland (4/30/2016). Photo by Jane Hill. (MBP list)

Harbinger of Spring hosting the rust Puccinia erigeniae in Harford Co., Maryland (4/27/2018). Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)

Harbinger of Spring in Washington Co., Maryland (4/15/2018). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Harbinger of Spring in Washington Co., Maryland (4/15/2018). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Harbinger of Spring in Harford Co., Maryland (3/4/2020). (c) apistopanchax, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)

Harbinger of Spring in Montgomery Co., Maryland (3/9/2020). (c) thefred01, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by thefred01 via iNaturalist. (MBP list)


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