After reading the posts regarding the Erythroniums, I strolled outside to see what was up here. As Ian pointed out in his SRGC blog, the E. caucasicum is the clear winner on early blooming, as I've had a couple flowers open for a day or two, and now being joined by several more. The E. multiscapodium plants have raised buds above the leaves, but are still tightly closed and erect. The E. helenae are showing buds, but still down nestled by the leaves. The race for 4th and 5th places may go to E. citrinum or E. hendersonii, but though barely showing, E. revolutum develops quite quickly, and may overtake these other two species. The last to flower is usually our native species, E. oregonum. Other species flower in between these two extremes, but I haven't been growing them long enough to have any valid data. Dave Brastow - Tumwater Washington USA ~7A at the southern end of Puget Sound, inland northwestern Washington.