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April 21, 2021 12:26 pm

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Early in the capital, snowdrops, coltsfoot, and crocuses began to bloom.

Warm weather and rapid melting of snow in Moscow prepared the way for primroses to bloom. The experts of Mospriroda said that in the Bitsevsky forest you can see the spring cleaver and the indistinct lungwort, and in the Izmailovsky park the buttercup and corydalis anemone bloom. One of the rarest primroses – noble liverwort – was noticed in Serebryany Bor. Early experts have already noted the blooming of snowdrops, coltsfoot, and crocuses.

Chistyak, bunny salad or toad

Chistyak is easy to spot by its bright green leaves and yellow flowers. It is a classic spring ephemeroid, which means that the cleaver has a very short period of growth and development.

It blooms and blooms early to make the most of the sunlight before the broad leaves of oak, maple, and linden appear. In a short time, the peel will bloom, bear fruit and pick up nutrients in the rhizome. Then the parts of the plant on the surface die off, and the underground ones will wait for the next spring.

Chistyak, like all primroses, is very important for insects – its flowers feed not only bees, flies and bumblebees, but also many pollen-eating beetles. By the way, the cleanser has many names: bunny salad, salad bowl or toad.

Chameleon flowers

The lungwort is also a primrose, but not an ephemeroid, since after the ripening of the fruits, the ground parts of the plant continue their development. Flowers contain a lot of nectar and attract bees and bumblebees. Early honey plant helps insects after winter lack of food – this is the name of the plant.

An interesting feature of the lungwort is that after pollination, the pink flowers turn blue. However, the albino lungwort is also found in nature, its white flowers after pollination do not change color.

One of the rarest flowers

Liverwort noble – a purple flower, which is listed in the Red Book of Moscow under the first category, it is on the verge of extinction. This is a short plant, up to 15 centimeters in height, with single flowers that stand out brightly against the background of last year’s vegetation.

In addition to the liverwort, several more species are listed in the Red Book of Moscow. The second category includes the hollow corydalis and the intermediate corydalis, the oak anemone, and the marsh marigold. The third category of the Red Book plants includes the unclear lungwort, the spring primrose and the spring rank.

Golden time of primroses

In the natural territories of the capital, the corydalis hollow, the dense corydalis, the intermediate corydalis and the marshall’s corydalis will soon blossom. At the end of April, marigold, hellebore and goose onions, primrose (spring primrose or golden keys) will bloom. In mid-May, the spring rank, lilies of the valley, spring veronica, cuckoo adonis and European bather will begin to bloom.

In Moscow, experts closely monitor the safety of primroses. While walking in the natural park, you need to go around the places where primroses grow along organized paths, limit yourself to photographing and not pick early flowers.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation. Apologies should the grammar and or sentence structure not be perfect.

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