BloodrootSanguinaria canadensis Native spring ephemeral with enchanting solitary 1½" white flowers and 8-12 petals which emerge from tightly rolled leaves.
Low-growing grey-green leaves unfurl into an unmistakeable lobed and scalloped palm shape spanning 4-8" across. Flowers open at night and close during the day.
Forms a colony over time and is worth the wait—bloodroot is one of the most handsome woodland plants in existence. Best planted en masse in moist rich well-drained shaded woodland soil, pH 5.5-6.5.
Spreading underground rhizomes exude a somewhat caustic rusty-brown sap when cut. Wash hands after handling. Nursery propagated. Z3. (bare-root crowns)
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