For the record, the first bloom occurred this past Tuesday, March 13, 2012. Paying close attention to the few flowers that did bloom, we noticed that the flower petals grew in size for the next day’s bloom. Last years first bloom started on March 19, which puts this blooming about one week sooner.
We expect the blooming season to last about a month. Different populations in Morris Park bloom at different times, which makes the blooming season interesting. If you want to come and visit and see a big show, now is not the time, maybe in a week to two weeks. But here and there, they are starting to bloom.
It is always great to see the first blooms of Bloodroot, welcoming the onset of Spring. This is certainly one early Spring though.