No matter how many songs on your iPod, cars in your garage, or books on your shelf, it is plants' ability to capture solar energy that is the root of it all.
~Vandana Shiva ~


Pepper-and-Salt is an early spring wildflower. It occurs in a irregular region centered around the Ohio River valley.

Photo: Mike Habeck.

Also known as Harbinger-of-Spring, it is a very small and inconspicuous plant that often emerges through deep leaf litter to offer an array of tiny white-petaled flowers to passing insects. Pepper-and-Salt is easy to miss, but well worth seeking out.