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


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.