Our unseasonably warm weather has turned the phenology dial up to 11 in my urban backyard native plant / wildlife habitat garden.

Last Wednesday, the furry buds of Amelanchier x grandiflora ‘Autumn Brilliance’ were extending.
Flower Buds, Amelanchier x grandiflora 'Autumn Brilliance'

Yesterday, four days later, the shoots have turned upright, and individual flower buds are visible. Bloom is imminent.
Buds, Amelanchier x grandiflora 'Autumn Brilliance'

Helenium autumnale, Sneezeweed, NYC-local Ecotype. This plant already needs dividing, something I wasn’t expecting to do for another month.
Helenium autumnale, Sneezeweed, NYC-local Ecotype

Podophyllum peltatum, Mayapple
Podophyllum peltatum, Mayapple

Trillium (cuneatum?)
Trillium cuneatum(?)

Mertensia virginica, Virgina Bluebells, is already tall and full of sky-blue flower buds.
Mertensia virginica, Virgina Bluebells

Flower Buds, Vaccinium corymbosum, Highbush Blueberry, NYC-local ecotype. This also seems extremely early. Maybe I’ll get blueberries in May this year.
Flower Buds, Vaccinium, Blueberry

Allium tricoccum, Ramps
Allium tricoccum, Ramps

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