Friday, May 3, 2013

Bloodroot in May Snowstorm

 This morning in the blowing snow the large enveloping leaf of the bloodroot looked exactly like the protective cover that it is for the single flower of each plant. 

This unusual May snowstorm is the reason this early spring wildflower is protected in this way.

The more adventurous flower below was ready to open but stayed closed as the snow flakes built up on its petals.

I think the Bloodroot and the rest of us are all ready for more normal spring weather!

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