Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis)
Bloodroot emerges from the ground in woodlands before the trees leaf out. Plants display their beauty in 2 stages. Stunning white blossoms appear for a very short time early spring, emitting a wonderful fragrance that attracts many kinds of early-flying pollinators such as Mason bees and Carpenter bees. The stems of Bloodroot have a reddish juice that is toxic to herbivores. At the flowering stage, a light green leaf is wrapped around the stem of the flower. When the flower fades, the leaf opens in a very unique shape as large as 6" in diameter.
Sun Exposure - Partial, Shade
Soil Moisture - Medium-Wet, Medium, Medium-Dry
Height - 6 inches
Bloom Time - April, May
Bloom Color - White
Photo courtesy of Prairie Moon Nursery.