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Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis)
Image ID: 2015/ar119Tap/mouseover and drag to zoom/pan.
Family: Papaveraceae (Poppy)
Height: 0.25 to 0.75 ft.
Blooms: March to May
Leaf Type: toothed
Bloom Size: 1.5 in. (typical)
Flower Description: Individual flowers, Regular blooms, 8 parts
Location: Allegheny River Trail
Notes: Named for the red sap in its root.
More photos of this flower
- Star of Bethlehem
Star of Bethlehem leaf is grass-like; bloodroot's is lobed and claps the stem.
We started out as wildflowers from the bicycle trails of western Pennsylvania, but we've grown!