Sanguinaria canadensis Blood Root

Sanguinaria canadensis

Also known as Blood Root,Red Puccoob,Red Turmeric a low perennial plant. flowers are produced from March to May, with 8-12 delicate white petals and yellow reproductive parts that appear to be clasped by the leaf.
Sanguinaria canadensis

Blood Root

Sanguinaria canadensis will grow in sun to full deciduous shade. The roots and stems have a dark red sap.

*  Bloodroot is one of many plants whose seeds are spread by ants, a process called myrmecochory. The seeds have a fleshy organ called an elaiosome that attracts ants. The ants take the seeds to their nest, where they eat the elaiosomes, and put the seeds in their nest debris, where they are protected until they germinate. They also get the added bonus of growing in a medium made richer by the ant nest debris.

* Information from A Wikimanual of Gardening

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