Sanguinaria canadensis, Bloodroot
|Bloodroot in flower, April|
A decidedly upland plant, Bloodroot can tolerate moist clay as well as it can the drier soils under trees. Plant with almost any woodland plant as it comes up well before nearly all. It does well with many other ephemeral species and can be planted in garden soil with spring bulbs -just remember where you planted it!
Blooms: white with yellow, late March to mid May
Height: 6 to 12 inches
Conditions: sun to shade (at leaf out), moist-medium to medium-dry soils, ephemeral
|Bloodroot coming up with Virginia Wetleaf|