Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis)

Bloodroot blooms closeup Bloodroot Sanguinaria canadensis

Scientific Name: Sanguinaria canadensis
Common Name: Bloodroot
Description of facts and concepts: One of the earliest blooming spring wildflowers. Their white flowers open during the day and may last only 1-2 days. The bright red sap of the roots was used by Native Americans to produce dyes.
Seed or division information: Easy to divide in early spring, Roots will bleed.
Date of flower’s bloom (Month and week): March
Garden Name: Shady Woodland Garden
Color of Flower: White
Height: 4-6″
Spread: 24″
Family: Poppy
Soil Type: Base to Acidic Neutral Woodland Soil
Soil: Dry to Wet Dry rocky soils
Light: Sun to Shade Shade
Zone 4-10 Zones 4-9