Delaware Wildflowers • Months

Bloodroot
Sanguinaria canadensis
Papaveraceae — Poppy family
Native
Bloodroot
White Clay Creek State Park -- Judge Morris Estate
April 2007
Bloodroot
The front yard
March 2010
Bloodroot
Middle Run Valley Natural Area
March 2012
Bloodroot
White Clay Creek Preserve
April 2003
Bloodroot
White Clay Creek State Park -- Possum Hill
April 2011
Bloodroot
Middle Run Valley Natural Area
April 2011
Bloodroot
Three seeds. The white parts are called elaiosomes.

Bloodroot
Ants on a seed.
The front yard
May 2011
Bloodroot
Rhizome and roots
The backyard
May 2011
Bloodroot
This year I saw a few flowers with one or more translucent petals, all in one small area. I'd never noticed any like that before.

Bloodroot
White Clay Creek State Park -- Judge Morris Estate
April 2014
Bloodroot
White Clay Creek State Park -- Possum Hill
April 2015

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