Bloodroot

I photographed these bloodroot flowers on April 1, with plans of taking more pictures later. It rained for three days.  I’d completely forgotten about them until it was too late, and all that were going to bloom had already done it.

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Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis) blooms March into April here in southern Illinois. Each flower is 1 1/2 inches wide and lasts for only one day.

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Not every plant blooms. The leaves can grow to eight inches across and will remain until the middle of the summer.

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3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Tree Lover Therese on April 8, 2015 at 10:02 am

    Lovely photos.

    Reply

  2. At least you got some good shots of them. I look forward to seeing them every spring. We won’t see them here for at least a couple of weeks.

    Reply

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