Several of you accused me of not paying attention since I admitted that I've never seen the harbinger-of-spring plant in last week's masthead. I am hurt, I tell you - hurt! Okay, I AM guilty of not paying attention quite often. But in this case, the little plant is actually a rare find and I should not be blamed for missing it.
Some of you HAVE seen it - and seen it in abundance apparently - but the PA Natural Heritage Program lists it as threatened and rare due to habitat fragmentation. That status seems to be in some dispute as the feds see it as "apparently secure." Maybe they aren't paying attention either!
Rest assured, I am now going to be more on the lookout for it.
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