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Saturday - October 23, 2010

From: Waymart, PA
Region: Mid-Atlantic
Topic: Wildflowers
Title: Early blooming wildflowers for PA
Answered by: Anne Bossart

QUESTION:

What is the earliest wildflower to bloom other than the mountain laurel in Upper Northeastern PA? (near Honesdale, PA)

ANSWER:

Well you are in luck ... it just so happens that we answered an identical question (also from someone from Slippery Rock University) just a few weeks ago.

You will find that answer here and you will discover that the mountain laurel is not anywhere near the beginning of the list of plants in blooming order.  Kalmia latifolia (Mountain laurel) doesn't bloom until June.

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