One of our prettiest spring wildflowers. Bloodroot is a slowly spreading, 6-12" tall woodland plant with large, lush leaves that emerge folded around one flower bud per leaf in early spring. On sunny or warm days, the star-like white flowers open wide, and in the evenings or on gray days, they close up to be protected by the leaf again. The thick, dark orange rhizomes produce a milky sap used medicinally (with caution) for centuries. Bloodroot will spread indefinitely in a spot it likes, over many years, but in gardens usually reaches about 3' wide. Part to full shade, rich moist soil high in organic matter; needs consistent moisture throughout the growing season and can tolerate quite wet ground. United Plant Savers "At Risk" status. Most of our stock was rescued from being destroyed by road work locally and is now propagated here at the nursery. Zones 3-8. VT Native.