Squirrel corn has small yellow clustered bulblets (looking roughly like kernels of corn), finely dissected leaves, and white heart-shaped flowers. It is a spring ephemeral, leafing out and flowering in spring and going dormant in summer.
Carolina Springbeauty (Claytonia caroliniana) is a native wildflower that produces small pink flowers in early spring. It grows in forests and forest edges in deep rich mesic soils in the Adirondack Park in upstate New York.
One of the earliest spring flowers in the Adirondack Mountains is the Trout Lily (Erythronium americanum) – a spring ephemeral with delicate yellow blooms and mottled leaves.