This is a very common, very early and very small lawn weed/flower–one that I have never keyed out nor do I think I’ve every had anyone tell me what it is. My point is that I actually don’t know what this common plant so I’m looking for help–but I’ll need convincing. What is the name of this early harbinger of spring? And what are the key identifying characters that lead you to that decision? Here’s another view.
I feel I’m being a bit lazy by using the “ask the web community” strategy instead of just keying it out myself but thought you might like the challenge.
Too late—I couldn’t take it anymore. I had to look this plant up and sure enough I had keyed this out years ago–just forgot. At any rate the challenge is still on and now I can verify any entries.