The snowdrops (Galanthus sp.) are starting to come up, this picture was taken yesterday, February 23, 2011, at Purdue Horticulture Gardens.
Link to last year's post on Galanthus:
Link to more about Galanthus:
Galanthus and some other plants in the family Amaryllidaceae contain the poisonous alkaloid galanthamine, which has some theraputic uses.
Link to galanthamine: