April and chionadoxa

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Every April in our neck of the woods here in northwestern New York State, we’re treated to thousands of blooms of chionadoxa, a aggressively naturalizing bulb that heralds the end of our snow season. Evidently this plant is native to western Turkey, though it has certainly found a new home in the US. According to the linked article, “The genus name is derived from the Greek words chion, meaning snow and doxa meaning glory.”

Here are a few shots of chionadoxa as it looks this week around my house, with an early daffodil thrown in to balance the color.

Chionadoxa in bloom in April

Chionadoxa in bloom in April

Chionadoxa in bloom in April

Chionadoxa in bloom in April


One Comment

  1. Bob,

    thanks for the info; had no idea they came from
    Turkey. as you know, I think they are gorgeous
    and the pics you have provided do some justice
    to how your home looks sweetened by these
    small blooms….but not entirely.

    Kathleen

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