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Adonis Flower

Added on by Ellen Halloran.

Even though the temperature was only 33 degrees Fahrenheit yesterday morning, this early-flowering yellow plant has been in bloom for some time now.  There are a number of perennial plants called 'adonis' and they bring to mind the Greek myth of the youthful Adonis who was killed by a boar.  Flowers sprang from the spot where his blood touched the earth.  The flowers of myth are red but many yellow flowers celebrate a return to life each spring.

  adonis amurensis

adonis amurensis