Bloodroot - Woodland Native - Shared By Neighbor - April 2023
A few days ago, I posted a couple of photos showing off some new (to me) Spring Ephemerals that my neighbor dug up and shared over the fence: Virginia Bluebells. But, she also shared another small clump of other Spring Ephemeral native flowers: Bloodroot. Bloodroot - or Sanguinaria canadensis - is new to me, but has a pretty unique habit: It emerges in Spring, opens up during the day and then curls up at night. This post by the Wisconsin Extension details them. They say:
The flowers open up in sun but close at night or on very cloudy days (when their bee and fly pollinators are not active). The flowers are ephemeral, with the petals falling within a day or two of pollination.
The phot at the top and the one below - are from early in the morning when these have NOT opened yet. Both the petals of the flower AND the foliage curl up. That's kinda neat, isn't it?
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