Prairie Crocus buds are thrusting through dried grass and mud along south-facing slopes of the Qu'Appelle Valley.
Today, I found a few at Wascana Trails, near Regina, SK.
My first trip earlier in the week yielded no purple flower sightings, but my guess is that lots more will appear over the next few days.
When I started walking down the trail, I saw only brown grasses. But then I noticed one mauve flower... And all around me, I started to see clusters of furry buds.
Walk carefully, if you're out looking for Prairie Crocuses.
The delicate stalks are easy to snap off with your feet!
|New Prairie Crocus bud, almost ready to flower © SB|
|Prairie Crocus shoots - tough to see at your feet! ©SB|
|Prairie Crocus - starting to open ©SB|
Prairie Wildflower: Prairie CrocusLocation: Wascana Trails, Near Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Photo Date: April 10, 2015.