The early-blooming Iris reticulata are the tiniest iris, and they bloom very early in the spring.
“Spring comes to a garden with tentative indecisive steps. A foot is advanced and then withdrawn.” - Louise Beebe Wilder
The earliest crocus flowers to appear each spring are the pale lavender ones with flimsy petals...
In late February in my Midwestern garden, I delight in the green, sprouting foliage of little bulbs. It is evidence that the tiniest flowers are the bravest.