Daphne mezereum. Determined.
These wild plants grow under beech woods in deep shade during summer. However, before the leaves have formed after winter, sunlight reaches the ground and allows them to flower. Their determined effort to produce flowers in such a short time-span is rewarded by the seeds which follow.
Cultivated Daphne bushes are grown for their beautiful and intensely fragrant blooms. I walk past a bush, six feet high, which grows in one of the cottage gardens along the road from me. The flowers are tiny. Although I've never been close enough to sniff the fragrance, I turn my head in that direction every time I pass in a determined effort to capture the scent, remembered from my youth. Often, my grandmother would wear a tiny bouquet on her lapel containing Daphne. Childhood is often remembered through the sense of smell.
Proverb: Doubt is the beginning not the end of wisdom