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Bloodroot

Sanguinaria canadensis
Bloodroot

Habitat

They bloom in the early spring along roadside and in rich woods.

Description

The 1” wide, white flowers each grow on their own stem with up to 12 petals. Leaves also grow singly and are large and deeply lobed. The names comes from the red sap that comes out when plant tissue is torn.

Taxonomic Features (Traits) for Identification

  • Flower Type: Flower Regular with 7+ petals

  • Flower Color: White
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Leaf Arrangement: Base leaves only

  • Plant Type: Wildflower

  • Leaf Type: Deeply lobed
Bloodroot

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