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Sanguinaria canadensis
Common Name: Bloodroot Family: Papaveraceae (The Poppy Family)

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A very elegant woodland plant native to most of North America east of the Rockies. In spring pure white, star-like flowers centred with yellow stamens arise from the soil clasped by the interesting leaves. The star of the spring woodland garden. The common name arises from the juice extracted from the root of the plant which is bright red. Nursery grown.

Geogrpahical Origin:
North America
Native Habitat:
Moist to dry woods and thickets.

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourWhite/Cream 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height4-8'  Bloom TimeEarly Spring 
Spread4-8'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureFull - Part Shade Shade Part Shade  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureAverage Moist Dry  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone3-9  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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