One of the first wildflowers to bloom here in the midwest. Photographs were taken April 20-22, 2014.
Scientific name: Sanguinaria canadensis
North America plant status: Native
Habitat: Partial shade to shade in medium to moist soil.
Blooming time: April-May
Bloom color: White
Plant height: 6”-7”
Cool facts: The Indians used the red juice from the stem as a dye for war paint, baskets and clothing. It was also known to be used as an insect repellent. This early bloomer is a great early nectar source for hummingbirds and bees.