Of Wildflowers & Ephemeral Beauty . . .
Â North American Native, Sanguinaria canadensis (Bloodroot)
Is there anything lovelier than the unexpected surprise of wildflowers, scattered along a woodland path? My heart leaps like a little child at the sight of nodding Trout Lilies (Erythronium americanum), and snow-white Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis), poking up like a miracle from bare ground.
The fleeting nature of Spring’s exuberant, floral welcome makes it all the more precious; particularly in cold, northern climates with short summers and long winters. At last, the wildflowers have returned Â —along with spring peepers and melodious songbirds— and we greet them with all the excitement due long absent, and dearly loved friends . . .
Â North American Native, Erythronium americanum (Trout Lily)
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3 Replies to “Of Wildflowers & Ephemeral Beauty . . .”
I lovr the bloodroot. Is anyone selling this online?
Hi Emily, I mentioned this to you in person, but I will again here for others as well. In New England, I recommend looking for Sanguinaria candensis at Nasami Farm, run by the NEWFS in Sunderland, Massachusetts. You can also find Bloodroot and cultivars in many online catalogs. Check White Flower Farm & Brent and Becky’s Bulbs, as they often offer bloodroot and other native wildflowers.
Here’s the lowdown on bloodroot & trout lily…
It’s probably a little too far for you, but a great website none-the-less…
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