Photographer: Janice Stiefel
Sanguinaria canadensis L.
Sanguinaria: Latin sanguinarius meaning "bleeding," referring to juice from broken root
canadensis: of or referring to Canada
|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|