Common Name: Bloodroot
Botanical Name: Sanguinaria canadensis
Bloom Time: March, April
Bloom Description: Delicate white petals with yellow stamens; blooms last only a few days, but large colonies will see a longer bloom time
Trail/Garden Location: Seen primarily on Rock Ledge Trial
Garden Uses: Use massings of this early spring wildflower as a deciduous groundcover. It is a great addition to a woodland home garden that has gritty soil and dappled shade. It is native to the Ozark and Ouachita Mountain counties.
Wildlife Benefits: Used as an early source of nectar.
Leaf Type: The bluish-green leaves are rounded and notched at the top with two large lobes at the base.