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Bloodroot (?)

Sanguinaria canadensis


Wide green leaves like butterfly wings. Plants grow from a small corm, similar to oxalis.


Heavily wooded stream side (mixed hardwood forest). Just outside of floodplain.

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dcfieldview 12 years ago

Looked it up and I'd have to agree w/you. One ref did say they are variable (subspecies). Thanks :)

Gordon Dietzman
Gordon Dietzman 12 years ago

This leaf resembles that of a bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis), but I'd expect a bit more lobing.

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Connecticut, USA

Spotted on May 21, 2011
Submitted on May 22, 2011

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