Sanguinaria canadensis or bloodroot grows from 20 to 50 cm tall. The flowers are produced from March to May.
Over many years of growth, the branching rhizome grows into a large colony.
What makes the plant unique, it blooms before the foliage unfolds in early spring and after blooming the leaves expand to their full size and go summer dormant in mid to late summer.
It requires moist to dry woods and thickets, often on flood plains and near shores or streams on slopes, they grow less frequently in clearings and meadows or on dunes, and are rarely found in disturbed sites.
Flowers are pollinated by small bees and flies. Its also selfseeding if you don't deadhead the flowers.
Photos are taken yesterday at Maria's garden in Puławy (Poland).