Bleeding Heart Flowers

In our area of the northeastern United States, Bleeding Heart flowers pop up in mid-spring. I’d completely forgotten about them until I spotted them in the yard one morning too. They’re amazing looking flowers and the ‘bleeding heart’ name is quite justified, as you can see:

As the flower blossoms further, the ‘drop of blood’ hanging down separates into two sections which lift back up toward the main heart – how fascinating is that?

We still have some blooming in our yard at this point, but not as many as the initial explosion of them about a month ago. Very cool!

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