It’s always been Bloodroot to me, but when I checked out GoBotany it didn’t show up…these computers are so picky. So I searched the latin name…Sanguinaria canadensis, and discovered it now has a hyphen. There is a plant they list as Bloodroot, but it is a totally different genus and species. So Blood-root it is. (Even spellcheck wants to lose the hyphen)
I was surprised to see an open bloom at 7 a.m. It’s just a tiny bit past fresh but still looking good. I tried a few angles and liked the slight curve of the silhouetted leaf below.