One of my favorite spring ephemerals, blood root, is now blooming along Fargo Brook. This early blooming and hardy flower uses its leathery leaves to protect its blossom when the weather turns chilly, wrapping it up in a cozy shroud, and letting it open up in warmer weather. I imagine it was wrapped up tight this morning!
Panasonic GX8, Olympus 60mm macro lens, ISO 1600, f/14, 1/160″ exposure.
May 1, 2018 at 8:32 am
🙂 Just posted my encounter today… Always one of my favorites.
May 1, 2018 at 9:44 am
There’s something kind of primordial about blood root too… the leaves have a reptilian quality….
May 3, 2018 at 6:45 am
True, the leaf is a little outlandish, especially contrasted with the purity and symmetry of the single flower, clasped so tightly in the center.