Bloodroot

One of the first wildflowers to bloom here in the midwest. Photographs were taken April 20-22, 2014._rbrIMG_1240_cr

Bloodroot

Scientific name: Sanguinaria canadensis

North America plant status: Native

Duration: Perennial

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.

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Window to Wildlife features the photography of Jim Edlhuber. A lifelong native of Wisconsin, Jim has been photographing wildlife for 20 years. He considers himself an avid photographer and is always trying to capture nature and wildlife through his lens. He is in several photography clubs and has won numerous awards for his work. In recent years, Jim has focused mostly on birding photography and finds it to be the most challenging.

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