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      Hello, spring!  Bloodroot is one of the first of the native wildflowers to bloom just after the final thaw, poking up from the ground and revealing large white petals cradling a cheery, yellow center.


     It makes a perfect and beautiful ground cover for shady spots and is native to moist woods, shady slopes and floodplains.  Try it under the dappled shade of your deciduous trees or in a moist spot at the wood's edge.


     Bloodroot's flowers disappear by mid-summer but its beautiful notched and round foliage live on into fall.


     Fun fact: Bloodroot refers to the bright, reddish-orange sap that appears when any part of the plant is cut.  Native Americans used the sap for color. :)



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    • Latin: Sanguinaria canadensis
    • Pollinator value: High
    • Height: 6-8 inches; 6-inch spread
    • Light: Part to full shade
    • Soil: Moist, well drained
    • Bloom: White, early spring
    • Foliage: Deciduous, deeply lobed, grayish green
    • Landscape: Spreads over time; ground cover, woodland garden
    • Resistance: Drought, Black Walnut
    • Native range here
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