Here's a short (c. two minute) video I put together about a year ago which might help out those of you suffering from the winter blues. I've cross posted this to PBS, SRGC and AlpineL. Take a look here:
At first I thought you had "too many" petals on the Bloodroot, as the locally wild ones here only have eight. (I'll have to test this generalization more "scientifically" this spring.) At an rate, I find that even in my Minnesota and Wisconsin flora books, the number of petals is recorded as variable (8-12(16)).
Thanks for showing!
Rick Rodich zone 4a. Annual precipitation ~24 inches
near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Thanks for this...it was lovely!
Hubbardton, VT, Zone 4
Very nice! The lengthening days here are very encouraging - it's great to get a preview of spring flowers to keep one's spirits up! I enjoyed hearing the cardinal (which we don't have here) and robins (they won't arrive until mid-March).
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm