Found along the edge of Munkers Creek (east of Council Grove Reservoir, Kansas)
More photos are below. It’s easy to understand how this plant got its name. This beautiful flower can be found blooming now in semi-shaded moist areas, stream banks, and marshy areas. More info about this wildflower is available on Kansas Wildflowers and Grasses.
Note for photographers: The blossoms of this wildflower are so intensely red that it’s difficult to photograph properly. The red’s quickly block up in the highlights. A slightly overcast day and careful exposure helps keep detail in the petals.
Above photographed at Chase County State Lake
Above found near Munkers Creek
Top view, this plant was found near a rocky stream bed in Wabaunsee County