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Plant Details

Sanguinaria canadensis

Bloodroot, Red Puccoon

Scientific Name:

Sanguinaria canadensis

Common Name:

Bloodroot, Red Puccoon

Plant Family

Papaveraceae (Poppy Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Herb/Wildflower

Bloom Color(s):

White

Size in Feet:

1

Light:

Part -sun, shade

Soil Moisture:

Sub-mesic(*)

Bloom Time:

March - April

Bloom Area:

Mountains, Piedmont rare Coast

Habitat Description:

Moist nutrient-rich forests. Common in NC Mountains and Piedmont, uncommon in Coastal Plain.

State Rank:

S5: Secure (*)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure (*)

State Status:

Exploited (*)

Federal Status:

No U.S. Status Listed (*)

Notes:

Seeds dispersed by ants, fast-spreading groundcover.
NC Natural Heritage Program listed as exploited, S5 G5
Uncommin in sandhills and coast.
exploitably vulnerable in New York, special concern in Rhode Island

Emerging Plants

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Tom Harville

1st Day of bloom

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Tom Harville

Mature Plant

Note that blooms last only a day or two

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Jean Woods

Different Petals

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Tom Harville

Seed Pods Forming

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Tom Harville

Double bloom

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Tom Harville

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Flora of North America
Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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