Hooray! A couple of days ago, in mid-march, I discovered the first crocus flowers growing through the last bits of snow!
Finally, spring is coming. These days, the weather is very nice around here, the sun is shining and the temperatures are rising. This is the time when nature awakes and early spring flowers shine right into our hearts. The first blooming flowers I have seen this year in the wild were the common snowdrop flower (Galanthus nivalis) and the winter aconite (Eranthis hyemalis). They already started blooming in February.
There are about 80 different crocus species (wild and cultivars) and botanically they belong to the iris family (Iridaceae). The flowers have many different colours, yet, lilac, white and yellow are most common around here.