|My dad's winter aconite blooming in Ohio, well ahead of my crocus|
My parents know I'm waiting for blooms here in Indiana, so guess what my dad just sent me! It's a photo of winter aconite [Eranthis hyemalis] with its petite yellow cups. The Missouri Botanical Garden profile lays it down with a slam against the later-blooming-crocus, "[Winter aconite] is a late winter bloomer (before crocus) that features cup-shaped, upward-facing, bright yellow, butter-cup like flowers."
I'm on day 6 of my crocus watch with a total of 5 sprouts, and noticed little partner sprouts next to the main emerging stems - but certainly nowhere near blooming.
|This emerging crocus sprout has a buddy, can't tell if it's from the same bulb or not|
|Two of my emerging crocus bulbs have little brother sprouts coming up behind them and on the same day|