Connecticut Plants
February Daphne (Mezereon, Mezereum)
Daphne mezereum L.

February daphne has escaped from gardens, and is occasionally seen in Connecticut's woods.

  • Family: daphne (Thymelaeaceae)
  • Habitat: woods, especially in limestone areas
  • Height: 2 to 5 feet
  • Flower size: 3/8 inch wide
  • Flower color: pink
  • Flowering time: March to April
  • Origin: Eurasia

February daphne blooms early, when the leaves are just beginning to emerge. Photographed in Mackinac County, Michigan in early May.


Photographed in Mackinac County, Michigan in early May.


February daphne has red berries. Photographed in mid-July in Litchfield County, Connecticut.