Sanguinaria canadensis L.
Family: Papaveraceae
bloodroot
[Sanguinaria australis Greene,  more]
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Etymology: Sanguinaria: Latin sanguinarius meaning "bleeding," referring to juice from broken root
Plants: erect, perennial, 3"-6" tall forb; stout rhizomes with red juice
Leaves: solitary, basal, large, 3-9 lobed, long-stalked, rubbery
Flowers: white, 7 or more-parted, 1"-2 1/3" wide, 4 of the petals often longer than the others; solitary on a stalk up to 6" long; blooms April-May
Habitat: dry to moderate moisture; woods, forests; in rich soil
Hazardous: Careful, this plant is hazardous!
Conservation Status: Native
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Christopher Noll  
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