Happy spring? Should we even be saying that in January? Seems kind of premature, but so far our winter has been relatively a bit warmer than usual, minus that bitter cold snap over the Christmas holiday.

Of course, it's never too early to have those warm thoughts of spring and summer. Having those warm vibes during the dead of winter just helps get through the coldest, shortest days of the year.

However, there is one sign of spring that has already made itself known this early in the season. Yes, January is quite early to be thinking spring flowers, but New Jersey is home to one incredibly hardy flower that doesn't mind opening way ahead of mother nature.

And although January is a bit on the early side for this flower (it's more common for it to bloom in early February), it's not unheard of for it to bloom now. And in some parts of New Jersey, that's just what it did.

Check out this unique Jersey spring flower that blooms in winter

One of the Garden States hardiest bulb flowers.

What stinks? Check out this native NJ plant that smells like skunk

One of the smelliest plants you'll find in the wild grows right here in New Jersey, as well as Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New York.

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