Above: Bloodroot in Madison, Wisconsin on April 18, 2019.
Bloodroot - Sanguinaria (Spring Ephemeral)
Sanguinaria: Latin sanguinarius meaning "bleeding," referring to juice from the broken root. The rhizomes grow longer each year, and branch to form colonies. Plants start to bloom before the foliage unfolds in early spring.
Other names include: Canada puccoon, redroot and red puccoon.
Note: This plant is hazardous!
Above: Bloodroot near Council Ring on April 19, 2019.
For more information on Bloodroot, visit Wikipedia.
Or, visit the Online Virtual Flora of Wisconsin website at: http://wisflora.herbarium.wisc.edu.
Above: Bloodroot in south-facing yard on Nakoma Road (4/3/21)
Above: Bloodroot in Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin (4/6/21)
Above: Bloodroot in Thoreau Rain Garden in Madison, Wisconsin (4/6/21)
Above: Bloodroot near Council Ring (4/3/19)
Above: Bloodroot near Council Ring (4/8/19)
Above: Bloodroot near Council Ring (4/12/19)
Above: Bloodroot near Council Ring (4/13/19)
Above: Bloodroot near Council Ring (4/15/19)
Above: 1918 Bloodroot illustration by Mary Vaux Walcott. Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist.
Above: Bloodroot (Sanguinaria Candadensis) illustration by Alice Lounsberry circa 1899.