Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis) [san-gwin-AIR-ee-ah kan-ah-DEN-sis]

Family Papaveraceae
Plant Data
I am a... Deciduous Perennial
Where to Find It There is some Bloodroot in the Woods about 2/3 of the way towards the south along the middle path.
How to Recognize It In spring, the Bloodroot flower stalk emerges wrapped by one palmate, deeply-scalloped, grayish-green basal leaf. As the white crocus-like flower blooms, the leaf unfurls. The flowers (which open in sun, but close at night) last only a few days, but the distinctive leaves continue to grow, sometimes up to 9" across until the plant goes dormant in mid-late summer.
Why to Like The lovely white flowers of this spring ephemeral are very showy if short-lived. The leaves have an unusual texture & shape.
Mature Size 6 - 9 inches tall. 3 - 6 inches wide.
Sun Exposure Full Shade - Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance Medium :
Zones 3a - 8b
Bloom Period March to April
Flower Color White Or Pink Tinged
Animals That Use It

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