Sanguinaria canadensis/Bloodroot

Sanguinaria canadensis / Sanguinaria canadensis
Foliage at the end of the growing season
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Foliage at the end of the growing season

Large, coarse-textured leaves

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Scientific Name: Sanguinaria canadensis
Common Name: Bloodroot
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: White
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Comments: This is an excellent perennial for moist, shaded locations where there is ample humus in the soil to encourage the spread of Bloodroot. Flowers are about two inches across with yellow centers. Red blood-like juice can be extracted from the roots of the plant, thus the name bloodroot. Early settlers used the sap for body paint.