Wordless Wednesday

Double Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis forma Multiplex)

Double Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis forma Multiplex)

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75 Responses to Wordless Wednesday

  1. sandyjwhite says:

    So pretty they are. The foliage is attractive as well.

  2. Karen Lang says:

    Love your posts Eliza 🌸

  3. Anne says:

    These are very attractive looking flowers.

  4. Such beautiful flowers. Are they native to America?

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, yes, the single version is a native wildflower in the eastern US. The double is a sterile mutation. It can only be propagated by root cuttings.

  5. Isha Garg says:

    Ah! Who needs a wordless Wednesday when a picture speaks a thousand words 🌼🌼🌼

  6. Vicki says:

    What beautifully formed flowers. So perfect and unblemished. 🙂

  7. Sheree says:

    These are lovely

  8. Murtagh's Meadow says:


  9. jenanita01 says:

    Strange name for such a lovely flower!

    • Eliza Waters says:

      The name refers to the root, which bleeds a bright reddish orange that stains the skin. Native peoples used it as a dye for baskets and weavings.

  10. They’re something special!

  11. joylennick says:

    ‘Exquisite’ says it all. x

  12. Well photographed, as always

  13. neihtn2012 says:

    Beautiful shot! I read up on them. They are very interesting plants,

  14. Treah Pichette says:

    Oooo…….exquisite! Looks like some exotic lotus.

  15. Alice says:

    Looks like a Water-lily in the woods. So pure…I wonder which insects & butterflies enjoy their pollen/nectar?

    • Eliza Waters says:

      It is sterile, so perhaps none do, but I have a big stand of the regular native, so I guess pollinators visit those. And ants spread their seeds everywhere. 🙂

  16. bittster says:

    Beautiful. So pristine and delicate and they seem to be doing well for you!

  17. shoreacres says:

    I saw a photo of these on another blog, and assumed they were an aberration, like some of the doubles I see in the wild. Obviously, not — the form has its own name. They’re quite beautiful.

  18. Beautiful flowers Eliza! Enjoyed seeing them.

  19. susurrus says:

    What a wonderful picture! I love these plants but rarely see them. The flowers have a very grand quality, even though they are small.

  20. Stunning, indeed! I have never seen a double bloodroot.

  21. Tranature - quiet moments in nature says:

    A beautiful flower Eliza, I’ve never seen these before either xxx

  22. Jewels says:

    Beautiful! ❤

  23. cindy knoke says:

    They are stunning!

  24. Kris Peterson says:

    What a gorgeous thing that is!

  25. Widdershins says:

    Heh, what a great name! 🙂

  26. spanishwoods says:

    Absolutely beautiful.

  27. Almost impossibly beautiful.

  28. naturebackin says:

    These flowers are lovely. They seem to be imitating fabric flowers 😊

  29. I’ve only seen doubles one other time in the Acton Arboretum. These are beauties. Lucky you, Eliza!

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Steve. They aren’t all that common as they are sterile and can only be propagated by root cuttings. I was lucky to get this one.

  30. Gorgeous! Are these blooming now?

  31. So beautiful, Eliza. They remind me of Peonies. Are these flowers in your gardens or are they considered wild?

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Amy. They are a sterile mutation of the wild species. I bought this one a few years ago and it is in my shade garden next to my waterfall. A delight every time we pass by!

  32. Maria says:

    Beautiful flower which I now come to know come to know of.

  33. Beautiful flowers! I like the petal structure and they are so white.

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