Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis)

The bloodroot in the oak hickory forest along the Heusel Nature trail (in the botanical garden where I work) is in full flower now.  It's right on time - I usually see Sanguinaria in flower from early to late March, depending on the year.  It's definitely spring here in the Piedmont of South Carolina!

I've posted about bloodroot over the last 5 spring seasons, apparently. 

This was the most impressive plant that I've ever seen:  a happy camper featured in this 2010 post

Bloodroot in the front woodland border, March 2010

5 comments:

  1. I can see why you would post it every year--one of my favorites as well. I try to go see it at a park here in Virginia every spring, but I love it so much I purchased a plant at a native plant sale, and it is doing well.

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  2. ValHalla, bloodroot is such a great wildflower, I so enjoy reminding myself of that one glorious spring!

    We now have 4 plants in our front woodland border, two that were planted and two "volunteers" that managed to become established from seedlings. What fun!

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  3. And lo and behold, as I walked through the garden this morning I saw its distinctive shoots--one of few plants in which the leaves are just as pretty as the flowers. Happy Spring!

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  4. How nice! Bloodroot flowers are so beautiful. And spring is definitely here in the Carolinas. It was over 70°F today in the WNC mountains.

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  5. Bloodroot is one of my favorites, too. I've seen lots of large and beautiful clumps in the Van Landingham Glen at UNC Charlotte—have you been there? The botanical gardens are such a treat.

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