bloodroot

(Sanguinaria canadensis)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

not yet assessed

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NatureServe

N5 - Secure

SNR - Unranked

Minnesota

not listed

Wetland
Indicator
Status

Great Plains

UPL - Obligate upland

Midwest

FACU - Facultative upland

Northcentral & Northeast

FACU - Facultative upland

Nativity

Native

 
Occurrence

Common

 
Habitat

Dry to moderate moisture. Rich woods, forests.

 
Flowering

Usually April to May, however it has been seen as early as March and as late as July.

 
Flower Color

White

 
Height

3 to 6

 

Identification

This is an erect perennial that rises from thick reddish rhizomes with coarse fibrous roots. The rhizomes and the leaves contain an acrid red juice. The stem and leaves are sometimes covered with a whitish, waxy bloom.

A single, large basal leaf rises on a leaf stalk from the ground wrapped around a solitary flowering stalk. The leaf is 4 to 5 wide, roughly circular in outline, divided into 3 to 9 lobes, and has a rubbery texture. The margins are wavy or coarsely blunt-toothed. The upper surface is light green, the lower surface whitish-green. The leaf gradually opens over the season, becoming fully open only after the flower withers.

The inflorescence is a single, large flower at the top of a 2 to 6 long, leafless flowering stalk that rises from the ground.

The flower is 1 to 2 wide. It has 7 to 10 white petals, 4 of them usually evidently larger than the rest.

 
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Species

 


Distribution Distribution Map   Sources: 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 24, 28.

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Taxonomy

Family:

Papaveraceae (poppy)

 

Subfamily:

Papaveroideae

 

Tribe:

Chelidonieae

 
Synonyms

Sanguinaria australis

Sanguinaria canadensis var. rotundifolia

Sanguinaria dilleniana

 
Common
Names

bloodwort

red puccoon

redroot

tetterwort


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Glossary

rhizome

A horizontal, usually underground stem. It serves as a reproductive structure, producing roots below and shoots above at the nodes.

       

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Bloodroot growing in the woods on the north side of Crosby Lake

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A detailed look at one year in the life of Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis). These images can help to accurately identify the plant during different seasons of the year.

 
     

 

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Uploaded on Jan 15, 2010

http://www.prairiemoon.com - 2 early native spring ephemeral species are the Bloodroot - Sanguinaria canadensis and the Trout Lily (Erythronium albidum). See them growing together at Prairie Moon Nursery on April 16th.

 
     
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Uploaded on May 29, 2011

How to identify Bloodroot, Sanguinaria canadensis also known as bloodwort, red puccoon root, pausonand tetterwort. www.mynatureapps.com

 
     
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La Sanguinaire du Canada du printemps à l'automne. La Sanguinaria del Canada de la primavera hasta el otoño. Bloodroot from spring to fall.Лапчатка с весны до осени.

 
     
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Published on Oct 19, 2013

This is a very controversial plant as a medicinal. Please be careful and aware. Its not recommended to use a black salve.

be informed - http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/QAA400297/considering-cancer-salves
This ones scary - http://www.quackwatch.org/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/Cancer/eschar.html

The single bloodroot leaf and flower each rise on a separate stem, and at first the leaf completely enwraps the flower bud. The clear, white, many-petaled blossom may open before the leaf has completely unwrapped. This fragile spring flower develops and rises from the center of its curled leaf, opening in full sun, and closing at night. Like most members of the Poppy Family, it lasts for a relatively short time.

The red juice from the underground stem was used by Indians as a dye for baskets, clothing, and war paint, as well as for insect repellent. The generic name, from the Latin sanguinarius, means bleeding.

Bloodroot is considered an At- Risk plant by the United plant savers. Please only harvest if you really need it and if there is an abundance at your chosen site. For more information on United Plant Savers visit www.unitedplantsavers.or

 
     
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Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis) in from sprouting to bloom and later stages

 
     

 

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Location: Crosby Farm Regional Park

Bloodroot growing in the woods on the north side of Crosby Lake

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