Sanguinaria canadensis (Bloodroot)
Another giant white flower that blooms across Kentucky in late March / early April. As the plant emerges the leaf is wrapped around the flower bud. You will see what look like little green/grey bundles poking out of the ground that suddenly start to unfurl and a single white flower up to 2" across will open, do its business, and form a seed pod. As the petals begin to fall off the flower the single leaf of the plant will begin to grow and will persist until summer before going dormant. Well established, mature clumps of this plant can have leaves nearly 12" across!