MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
April 7, 2021, 12:05
In addition to snowdrops, mother-and-stepmother and Siberian scrub are already blooming in Moscow, pussy willow buds are beginning to sprout.
In early April, the first snowdrops this year began to bloom in Izmailovo. According to experts Mosprirody, in the natural areas of the city, they blossomed later than in other places, due to the large amount of snow, which melts more slowly in the forest.
There are about 20 types of snowdrops, or galanthuses. In Moscow, only one is found in the natural environment – the snow-white snowdrop, and on the streets and in the yards you can find other varieties planted by Muscovites.
Before snowdrops in the natural areas of the capital, mother-and-stepmother blossomed and pussy willow buds began to puff. And the other day in the forests the Siberian scrub has bloomed. Its flowers have already been noticed near the Setun River Valley nature reserve, which means that soon they will appear in other natural areas.
Snow in Moscow began to melt quickly in the first days of April, almost immediately after this, the time for active flowering begins in nature. Soon multi-colored crocuses will bloom, double-leaved scrub, noble liverwort, unclear lungwort. Corydalis will appear after that: hollow, dense and intermediate. A week later, the Marshall’s corydalis will bloom, and with it the buttercup and oak wood anemone.
The very height of spring falls at the end of April, when the marigold, hellebore, goose onions and primrose (spring primrose, or golden keys) bloom. In mid-May they will be joined by lilies of the valley, spring rank, spring veronica, cuckoo adonis and European bathing suit.
Mospriroda experts remind that early flowering plants are under special protection. It is forbidden not only to collect flowers from the Red Book, but also to violate their habitats. Therefore, it would be most correct to bypass the meadows with primroses in parks along the pedestrian paths and limit yourself to beautiful photographs.
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