Monday, May 2, 2011

Sanguinaira Canadensis!


Underneath the staked Dawn Redwood tree


...every spring at this time... 


 you will locate the Bloodroot.


The delicate petals are a marvel to behold


And the excitement of watching them multiply every spring just warms the heart.


I am very careful with the beauties,


because they only last for a couple days in good weather.


So this is my little patch of Sanguinaira Canadensis!
It puts a smile on my blond tipped snout!

19 comments:

  1. Wow look at the incredible detail you captured! Beautiful :D

    Waggin at ya,
    Roo

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  2. What a pretty little plant-lovely to see all that detail-close up !

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  3. Bloodroot is a darling little flower and deserves some recognition. Still waiting for the cold weather to cease so I can go out and take some more pictures of this little gem!

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  4. Beautiful flower -- looks like a form of crocus?

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  5. Now I suffer from camera envy AND spring flower envy!

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  6. We have a few of these in our shade garden, they are delightful!

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  7. The are gorgeous! (photography isn't bad either.) Take good care of them Soph.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

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  8. We call that Bloodroot, Sophie! Your photos are incredibly beautiful!

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

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  9. I love them! They remind me of our high altitude Marsh Marigolds that only live up in the alpine tundra. Thanks for being gentle with them Sophie!

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  10. What gorgeous flowers..

    Hi from Mr Gary Sophie xx

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  11. What a great dog. Pugsley would lay in the middle of them and smile back at me, proud of what he'd found

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  12. Sophie
    your world is so sweet and beautiful..and gentle
    love
    tweedles

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  13. Hooray! Hooray! What beautiful signs of Spring. Your photos are very lovely, indeed.
    Over here in the Pacific Northwest...well...we have lots of rain to hopefully help with beautiful signs of spring!!!
    Have a super fun day!
    Joan & Little Janie Pug

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  14. Wow - magical pictures of these lovely flowers!

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  15. Gorgeous bloodroot photos, Sophie! I'm very impressed that you can shoot them with your paws.

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  16. Great photos, Ron! Are you and Jim practicing macro photography? I love the details on this flower with an unusual name... Bloodroot! I'm so glad Sophie is very careful around this flower because according to the Wikipedia link you included, "Bloodroot extracts are toxic to animal cells." Yikes!

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This 'DOODLE' is looking forward to your comment....don't be shy...all I do is SNIFF & LICK!