Bloodroot grows in clumps, producing leaves and flowers early in the season, then going dormant and disappearing by midsummer. The brilliant white flowers up to 2 inches across open in early spring. The blooming period lasts about 2 weeks. Each flower stalk produces a solitary flower with a number of delicate, elongated petals surrounding the numerous yellow stamens and central green pistil.
Best grown in moist, humusy, well-drained soils in part shade to full shade.