Thursday, April 17, 2008

Of Dogtooth Violets and Bloodroots

These began blooming today: The yellow flower is Erythronium americanum aka Dogtooth Violet or Trout Lily; the mottled foliage belongs to the Erythronium. The white flower is Bloodroot, aka Sanguinaria canadensis; the lobed leaves, upper right are Bloodroot's. It has a wonderfully bloody root - great for Halloween.

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