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Directory of Wildflowers

Bloodroot
Sanguinaria canadensis

leaves of Bloodroot
leaves of Bloodroot

Quick Profile

Exposure
Full Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
 
Mature Height
6 - 12 Inches
 
USDA Hardiness Zones
3 - 8 
 
Native To:
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Michigan
Missouri
Ohio
Wisconsin
 
Soil Conditions
Moist, Well-Drained
 
Bloom Color
White
 
Bloom Season
March - May
 

Features

White flowers and deeply lobed leaves.

Culture

Partial to full shade; consistently moist soils.

Notes

Found in rich woods. Spread by seeds and rhizomes. Goes dormant in mid-summer.