(Bloodroot). Rare and seldom available, never enough of this plant. 15-30 cms. The single bloodroot leaf and double flower each rise on a separate stem, and at first the leaf completely enwraps the flower bud. The clear, white, many-petalled blossom may open before the leaf has completely unwrapped. The leaves are large, round and deeply cleft. On a smooth stalk a solitary double-white, grows beside a lobed basal leaf that often curls around the stalk. The flower opens in full sun and closes at night. Winter dormant.