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10 of spring's most beautiful blooming bulbs

By: Melissa Breyer on March 29, 2014, 8:30 a.m.

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What moxie! The snowdrop is one of the first flowers to brave the cold, often emerging before the snow has cleared. The petals of its sweet white flowers have tough pointed tips to help them break through the cold soil and snow. Sadly, some species of snowdrop are threatened in their wild habitats; in most countries it is illegal to collect wild bulbs. So while it's fine to plant them them, don't dig them up.