The bloodroot, Sanguinaria canadensis, is flowering in the shade garden. Today the leaves are wrapped around the flower and stem as it is raining and cold. But when the sun is shining and the temperatures are warmer the leaves will unfurl and the flowers will open to welcome the pollinators. Bloodroot is a low-growing Native perennial in Ontario, it grows from a rhizome and is found in woodland areas. The leaves are blue-green and the single white flower bud appears where a leaf and petiole meet.