FAUNA & FLORA PHOTOGRAPHY

Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis)

White flower with five petals blooming in early spring. Uses its leaf to protect stem and flower.

How to Identify

Early blooming white colored flower with yellow stamens. It has one large leave which can be wrapped around the stem.

Where and When to Spot

I see this flower in early spring on the ground in forest, usually many flowers in small patches.

Common Names

Bloodroot

Kanadische Blutwurz (de)
Sanguinaria (es)
Sanguinaire (fr)

Taxonomy

Ranunculales
Papaveraceae
Sanguinaria canadensis