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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