Bloodroots

Sanguinaria canadensis

PAPAVERACEAE (Poppy Family)

 

This flower is found in rich woods in early spring.

 

The leaves are toothed or lobed but not divided.

The flowers have eight to ten white petals. They open in full sun and close at night.

A red fluid which looks like blood flows from broken roots.


Resources compiled by Dr. Loretta Kuse