Snowdrops photography by Tamara Jare

Spartium junceum (syn. Genista juncea) is the first!

It is so cold in Europe these days,temperatures far below zero, snow, wind everywhere.In Ljubljana we have temperatures 8 degrees under average for February. I couldn’t help myself,I just had to go to the seaside, to make this winter at least a bit bearable.But down there the story is the same,with an exception-wind is there much worse (bora wind).The canals in Venice are frozen, some dalmatian islands have got snow after decades.And in Portorose, harbour of roses,  instead of buzz of many tourists walking down the main street only wind bending palms is heard.And it really is cold!Winter!But I’ve brought good news from there:SPRING IS HERE!!!!! In Portorose broom(brnistra) blooms! Its tiny, fragrant, yellow flowers have just started to bloom-no matter how bad the weather is.This are good news, indeed!!

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Tribe: Genisteae
Genus: Spartium
Species: S. junceum
Binomial name
Spartium junceum