with the occasional bee
Bloodroot is so called because the roots are, well, blood red. But the plant offers other delights, notably the purity of its white petals and its charming, clasping & textured leaves, fuzzy on the underside.
I have several of these native spring ephemerals in my garden, as the image above and below attest but they've spread relatively slowly.
This last picture, however, was taken during a Sunday bike ride, and shows a whole patch of them. I doubt I have enough sun for mine to ever become this numerous, though.
But hey, at least they've persisted, unlike, say, the trillium, which is long gone...
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