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  Sanguinaria canadensis L. image
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Derek Anderson

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Matthew L. Wagner

Matthew L. Wagner

Matthew L. Wagner

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Paul Drobot

James R. Sime
Family Papaveraceae
Sanguinaria canadensis L.
bloodroot
Sanguinaria: Latin sanguinarius meaning "bleeding," referring to juice from broken root
canadensis: of or referring to Canada
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 3"-6" tall forb; stout rhizomes with red juice
Flower: white, 7 or more-parted, 1"-2 1/3" wide, 4 of the petals often longer than the others; solitary on a stalk up to 6" long; blooms April-May
Leaf:solitary, basal, large, 3-9 lobed, long-stalked, rubbery
Habitat: dry to moderate moisture; woods, forests; in rich soil
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Sanguinaria australis Greene
Sanguinaria canadensis L. var. rotundifolia (Greene) Fedde
Sanguinaria dilleniana Greene
Sanguinaria rotundifolia Greene

         
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