Flora of Mount Holyokeby Karen Searcy
Taxonomy
Bloodroot
Sanguinaria canadensis Base of talus slopes
Papaveraceae
Flowering Periodmid-April - mid-May
(c) TB
HabitatBase of talus slopes, rich, rocky woods on basalt
Height3 - 6 inches
DescriptionThe 1-1.5 inch wide flower is associated with a leaf that enfolds flower stalk when the plant first appears. The rhizome or horizontal stem produces a milky red/orange sap which is the origin of the common name.
LeavesThe leaves are almost round in outline and have 3-9 deep lobes. Leaves persist into summer.
(c) KBS
DistributionThe 1-1.5 inch wide flower is associated with a leaf that enfolds flower stalk when the plant first appears. The rhizome or horizontal stem produces a milky red/orange sap which is the origin of the common name.