Please identify a flowering woody plant


I was walking just inside the edge of the woods (mixed hard and soft wood and some conifers) and found a short woody plant blooming today, April 20th. I cut a branch and have attached a few pictures. The flowers a purple, four petaled and in clumps of three on the branch. The flowers mells sort of like sweet candy. Hope you can identify it for me. The woods are in Oro Medonte near Lake Simcoe.
Thank you.


You have been lucky enough to spot a truly lovely plant that doesn’t grow everywhere in Ontario. This beauty is Daphne mezereum. And you can learn all about it here.