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Blood Root [Wordless Wednesday]

Bloodroot just out of the ground

Bloodroot a few days later

bloodroot with the start of flowers

bloodroot with flower about to open

bloodroot flower about to open

Blood Root

bloodroot flower

bloodroot flower

bloodroot without flower

Spring is only a few days away . . . . this is what you can expect to find here soon!!

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29 responses

  1. Ohhhh, I love blood root and I *can’t* wait to see it in the woods! Soon!!!!!!

    18 March 2008 at 7:35 pm

  2. Lisa at Greenbow

    Geee, my bloodroot isn’t out yet. You are such a tease. If it was out it would be treading water right now. UGH

    18 March 2008 at 7:54 pm

  3. Bloodroot bloomed here in S. Ontario during the last week of April last year. Five more weeks…maybe the snow will be gone by then! Lovely set of pictures.

    18 March 2008 at 8:44 pm

  4. That is so lovely. Wow!

    18 March 2008 at 8:52 pm

  5. That is an unusual name for such a beautiful flower.
    I wonder if it has medicinal proprieties. ~nita~

    18 March 2008 at 9:32 pm

  6. When the snow melts, watch out!

    18 March 2008 at 10:01 pm

  7. What a welcome sight it will be after a long winter. This is an exciting time of year. Great photos.

    18 March 2008 at 10:09 pm

  8. @ Nature Woman – Thanks and lets hope the woods become full of flowers here soon!
    @ Lisa – It will be a while till it’s out here also! But thought this was the right time to get everyone ready!
    @ Ruth – Was mid April here that it started growing! Lets hope the snow is gone!
    @ Liza – Thanks
    @ Nita – there are but it is very toxic! It was used only to break the fever of those who were VERY sick! They get the name by when you cut a leaf off . . looks like blood is coming out of it!
    @ Mary – they pop up fast and I am ready! Spring only a few days away!
    @ Linda – sure is and I just love this time of the year!

    18 March 2008 at 10:29 pm

  9. What a cool series of pictures! Reminds me of the film loops our science teacher used to show us. I’m so ready for spring!!!

    18 March 2008 at 11:00 pm

  10. This is just gorgeous!

    18 March 2008 at 11:52 pm

  11. Definitely something to look forward to, now that the equinox is just days away.

    19 March 2008 at 12:26 am

  12. pwrbrdr

    I am like a child waiting for spring flowers. Yesterday I saw grackles and heard a woodcock so I know spring is beginning!

    19 March 2008 at 5:56 am

  13. Beautiful!!!

    19 March 2008 at 6:50 am

  14. Wow, I was about to say, your spring is not as far behind ours as I’d thought! But I guess these are from previous years, huh.

    Ours are up already. Neener neener! 😉

    19 March 2008 at 8:24 am

  15. One of my favorite early wildflowers.

    19 March 2008 at 9:39 am

  16. What a nice series. It’s so much fun to look for the first wildflowers to pop! Every year I look for Trailing Arbutus which was my father’s favorite harbinger of spring. It’s getting harder and harder to find!

    19 March 2008 at 10:04 am

  17. What a very lovely progression, and presentation of photos… I had starting anticipating the bloom as I scrolled further on.

    19 March 2008 at 10:49 am

  18. You had me going here – I thought you had it blooming already!
    As I look out on piles of snow that are still 3 feet high, I look forward to the wonderful blooms of spring.

    19 March 2008 at 11:07 am

  19. Beautiful, what a gorgeous set of photos thanks for sharing,

    19 March 2008 at 2:54 pm

  20. winterwoman

    scared me… i thought you had already seen bloodroot this year… but now i see these are photos from another spring. whew… i haven’t been sleeping too much, then…

    19 March 2008 at 3:29 pm

  21. Beautiful!

    19 March 2008 at 5:58 pm

  22. @ Rondi – thanks and it does! Thanks
    @ Sumedh – thanks
    @ Bobbie – thanks and it is right around the corner!
    @ John – sure thing! Yes, I have been dying to get out to find the woodcocks!
    @ Jayne – thanks
    @ Rurality – Ya, these were from last year! Ours still have snow covering them!
    @ Lynne – thanks and my fave also!
    @ Barb – thanks and they are early flowers for sure! Wish our flowers didn’t disappear like that!
    @ me and your camera – thanks and glad you anticipated the bloom! Wordless Wednesday is about telling a story without saying anything!
    @ Zen – you never know with me! Thank goodness I have years of pictures to use on this site!
    @ Stacey – thanks and glad you enjoyed!
    @ Jen – spring is close and this is my only way to trick my mind that its here already!
    @ YN-J – thanks!

    19 March 2008 at 10:02 pm

  23. Great shots of the bloodroot, Tom. Ours was just starting to emerge and mostly still covered with leaves the last time I got a chance to look. I hope it didn’t get washed out of the ground in our floods.

    20 March 2008 at 3:25 am

  24. @ Marvin – thanks and ours should start within the next few weeks! I bet they will be alright in the flood area since they are commonly found in flood zones!

    20 March 2008 at 10:51 am

  25. Geeze, Tom – For a few seconds I thought you already had Blood Root shoots poppin’ already. I was green 🙂

    (These pixes do give me hope – they’re lovely)

    20 March 2008 at 7:46 pm

  26. I was getting ready to have a nervous breakdown Tom, I thought you were getting your bloodroot before me, Don’t scare me like that!! 😉

    20 March 2008 at 11:03 pm

  27. brilliant shots – I love the story the photographs told. And I have to thank you for showing me fauna I’ve never seen before… wow, pretty as a picture that flower is! You did an excellent job of showing it’s progress.

    23 March 2008 at 12:05 pm

  28. Oh you lucky man. I can hardly wait for a good wildflower tramp.

    24 March 2008 at 9:12 am

  29. That was a lovely bloom. The leaf shape is so unique. We take for granted the simplist of plants as they develop. Thanks for the reminder!

    27 March 2008 at 6:50 pm

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