If you want lush photos of beautiful spring plants in March, don't look to the prairie.
Here are my lush, spring plants. Note: they are daffodils...and they are not native. On the plus side, last weekend's snow didn't phase them in the least. These weren't in bloom yet when the snow hit, but the buds were ready to go. The snow melted. We got one day of 60+ degree temperatures...and voila!
On the prairie, the plants are much wiser. Few are really greening up yet, although basal rosettes that have been visible all winter are beginning to wake up, shrug a little, and start to think about putting on some growth.
Speaking of blah, I think that these little, rather nondescript, green rosettes ARE actually black-eyed Susans (Rudbeckia hirta). Note last year's seedhead on the ground in front of the rosette at the bottom....