Winter Aconite Up Close

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Winter Aconite Close Up

This early spring flower is called Winter Aconite. It seems to be the first flower to bloom around the Chicago suburbs - even earlier than a crocus. The blooms last a few days, then fade, but bees that survived the winter find these irresistible, as they are the only flowering plant in the woods at this time.

This bloom is about the size of a nickle.

Bee on Winter Aconite

1 comment:

Brokecompsoul said...

Interesting little flower. I wonder where the bees hibernate during winter?