Plants with winter flowering

In the middle of winter, when many plants live in a phase of dormancy, other early plants flower early.It is required that the sun heats the earth a little to make them rapidly flourish.They are plants that prefer to flourish under the freezing cold instead of sunlight. Their flowers are poor in water, better suited to withstand the cold than fight the heat, which dries them out easily and causes them to die.
These plants bloom in the cold season, even if the ground is frozen and can survive with a low supply of nutrients because they are equipped with underground organs rich of reserve substances, accumulated during the previous summer and processed during the winter.They hide a bulb, a tuber or rhizome in the ground . From these out-and-out storages plants obtain what they need to flourish and produce seeds, in this way, give rise to other plants.
It is because of these small plants that when the winter is almost over meadows and pastures are suddenly are adorned by countless flowers.Along the slopes still covered with snow crop up thousands of saldanelle, snowdrops andcrocuses.Many plants flower while they are still covered by snow.


Species present in the area:
Scientific name (common name)

  • Viburnum (Viburnum)
  • Mahonia aquifolium (Maonia)
  • Forsythia (Forsythia)
  • Calycanthus fragans (Calicanto winter)
  • Calluna vulgaris (Erica)
  • Cydonia japonica (Japanese quince)
  • Sasanqua camellia (Camellia)
  • Rustic Acacia (Mimosa)
  • Jasminun nudiflorum (winter jasmine)