Symplocarpus foetidus, or Skunk Cabbage, growing out of snow
Rob Kanter
March 05, 2015

Get out soon to find the first flower of spring

People who go looking for beauty in the woodlands of central Illinois tend to get excited about the months of April and May, when showy beauties like Virginia bluebells carpet the woodland floor. But if you wait until April to get out, you may already be a month late for the emergence of the first flower of spring.



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