Sanguinaria canadensis, Bloodroot

 
Sanguinaria canadensis
photos by Dennis Kalma

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  Sanguinaria canadensis L.
Bloodroot
Papaveraceae (poppies)
18990
SACA13
 

Plant: 15-25 cm tall; stem exudes orange-red juice if broken; flowering early spring

Flower: 8-12 white petals, bright yellow anthers and pistil; 15-35 mm across

Leaves: basal; single leaf with 5-9 deep lobes

Habitat: rich woods

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Flora of North America
  Sanguinaria canadensis