BLOODROOT IN MORRIS PARK NEARS END OF BLOOM SEASON 2011

Bloodroot, Morris Park, Philadelphia,
Bloodroot, Morris Park, Philadelphia,

We have reached the final stages of the blooming period of Morris Park’s Sanguinaria canadensis.  Yesterdays April 12th rainstorms knocked off most of the petals on the populations throughout the park.  A few are still holding on and we expect a few nice blooms tomorrow, Thursday, April 14, 2011.

Bloodroot, Morris Park, Philadelphia,
Bloodroot, Morris Park, Philadelphia,

However, it is the endgame of Bloodroot blooming for us in the 2011 season here in Morris Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,

Bloodroot, Morris Park, Philadelphia,
Bloodroot, Morris Park, Philadelphia,

It has been so far twenty five consecutive days of blooming bloodroot in Morris Park.  What a great spring for this plant here in Morris Park.  The cool weather and sunny afternoons have been most welcome.  It has been a joy to walk down the path and see the drifts of white flowers forming patches on the forest floor. It has been great fun to watch the many varieties of insects buzzing about the flowers, taking advantage of this early nectar source, and pollinating the flowers.  It was also fun to see this flower in Pennypack Park, Wissahickon Park and Cobbs Creek Park, Philadelphia, as well as in the Sumter National Forest in South Carolina.  The Bloodroot has been a grand welcome into the Spring of 2011.

 

 

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