March 10th, 2016. Spring has arrived! At least the temperatures have risen, and the early wildflowers are beginning to bloom. Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis) is one of my favorite spring wildflowers. Several are blooming in the Dunstan Garden at the State Botanical Garden in Athens, Georgia.
I found this one blooming at the junction of the White and Green Trails in the woods. The leaf, as attractive as the flower, is just visible at the base of the stem.
A better view of the developing leaf. A few inches away, I found a couple more leaves just visible in the leaf litter.
Native and Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas and Georgia: Sanguinaria canadensis