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What are these mystery flowers?

Posted by jazzygardener z4 MN (My Page) on
Tue, Apr 6, 10 at 10:29

These beautiful little mystery flowers have once again popped up in my yard. However, I don't know what they are. They're in a partially shady area and only bloom for a short time. I'm in zone 4 Minnesota. They kind of look like a crocus. Though I'm wondering if they're from the wild ginger family. Does anyone know what they are?

Mystery Flower 2

Mystery flower 1

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RE: What are these mystery flowers?

Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis). The sap from the root was used by Native Americans as a red dye.

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