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Bloodroot

Sanguinaria canadensis

Sometimes found in large colonies. Its large leaves may be absent until blooming has finished. Pink flower unfolding is unusual. Brown seeds are formed in upright pods that are hidden below the large leaves. When ripe they are expelled when the pod is touched. Ants distribute seeds.

  • Colour: white
  • Habitat: hardwoods, hedgerows
  • Flower Size: 3 -5 cm
  • Flower Time: April
  • Seed Matures: Jun
  • Seed Colour: brown in green pods
  • Height: 15-20 cm
  • Image Location: Beaver Meadow
  • Flower Form: six petals
  • Availability: common

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