This past weekend the husband and I were doing some backyard cleanup as the girls played about on their swings. We have a fenced in yard plus an acre of forest behind the fence, and as we were bringing wheelbarrow loads of sticks to the back firepit I noticed a large scattering of white flowers. They covered about half of the area behind the fence which I don’t remember seeing last year but am sure they were there. I was intrigued and started taking pictures. I had no idea what this flower was, but was certain it was more than just a weed. They really were too pretty to be just that.
I searched and searched the internet, but couldn’t come up with anything that resembled the flowers. The part that struck me the most was the leaf that wrapped around the stem. I knew I had seen that somewhere so I started searching through blogs thinking I had read about it through a post. Then I happened to go through my posts and finally came across my Bloodroot post.
[I’m only like 98% sure that’s what it is so if anyone has a better idea of what they are let me know !]
I remember now that when I was researching bloodroot for a Plant of the Week post that they grow naturally in most parts of Canada. It’s funny because I had wanted to find bloodroot [well, the double-flowering kind] for my garden and this whole time I had a couple hundred in my backyard. I think they are an early spring flowering plant so last year at this time I most likely wasn’t paying attention since my love affair with plants really hadn’t begun yet.
Just thought it was neat that I have bloodroot throughout the backyard even if it’s not all that uncommon to have it growing naturally where you live.