Harbinger-of-Spring; Pepper Root
Erigenia bulbosa / Parsley Family
Height: 1" - 4"
March 27, 2005
As the common name implies, this little flower blooms very early in the spring, look for it in March. It is a very tiny plant, only about 3 inches tall, so you'll have to look closely among the fallen leaves to find it. I took this picture on the Northridge Trail in Oak Ridge.
Where seen:Oak Ridge Greenways, Norris Dam SP, Warrior's Path SP