and by the next day, they will be in full bloom. They are not long lasting and both flowers and leaves will be gone before you know it, but they are just so cheery. When I lived in Berks County, Pennsylvania, there was a bank across the road from our farm where there was a patch of Bloodroot at least 50 feet long and about 8 feet wide. I've never seen another like it. Ours spreads a bit, and has seeded a new clump some distance away, but that patch must have been there for quite a long time. Wish I had taken a picture of it.
The last one, not a good photo, is Sanguinaria canadensis multiplex, the double form. I'm going to have to re-do this picture, but included since this was the day I was writing about Bloodroots. It comes up a bit later and the flowers seem even more fragile. Maybe it's just because they make such a pile of petals when they drop.