only two years ago i found a single bloodroot flower in my yard. last year we had three. i dearly wanted to dig one up so i could show you the red flesh of the rhizome that gives this spring wildflower its name. but i was not willing to sacrifice 1/3 of my bloodroot crop on the altar of STILL, as much as I love all of you. so i waited. and this year, three turned into ten. which have now turned into seven, in the interest of your viewing pleasure. i just may have found a new favorite early spring ephemeral.
bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis)