Bloodroot: a favorite spring wildflower

We have numerous bloodroot plants flowering now;  they're beautiful, as always.   It seems like an early mild spring here, but checking Places of the Spirit for bloodroot posts confirmed the normal flowering time is March, perhaps we're edging up a bit, but not much.


These are just two of our plants.  From our initial transplants from Clemson years ago, we've divided clumps, but more importantly, ants have dispersed bloodroot seeds, so we've had successive seedlings to move around and establish.

A search here on Natural Gardening brought even more posts about bloodroot!  It was always a treat at the beginning of spring in the back woods at SC Botanical Garden, where I used to work.