Spring Wildflowers

Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis)

Member of the Poppy (Papaveraceae) family.  Found in rich woods during March - May. Pale, lobed leaves embrace the stalk bearing the showy 8 to 10 petaled white flower. Both the common and scientific names refer to the abundant red-orange juice contained in the root and stem of the plant. 

To learn more about Bloodroot, visit its profile at the USDA Plants Database