Apr. 8, 2018

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Early blooming has risks and rewards.  Bloodroot gets the rewards of early season sun in the woodlands, while it does a little more than yesterday's violet to protect itself from the hazards.  In weather like this, the flowers close.  Like so many poisonous plants, bloodroot has been used as medicine.  Seems like a really bad idea, even for primitive times.  Better to plant some in your shade and just enjoy.