The Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis) finally got enough warm sun during this chilly spring to open last weekend. This is a small colony just outside our living room window. I don't know whether it self-seeded or the original owners of the house, the Howeth's, planted it.
Most of out Sanguinaria grows out by the roadside (below) where it finds better drainage. It usually blooms in great profusion. This year there was much less. I hope this is temporary and not a permanent change.
I wish I had marked this semi-double form (below) so I could collect the seed later in the season. I'll check today and see if I can still find it.
Though I like the simplicity of the common form.