Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis)

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Wild Flowers of Sleepy Hollow Lake
Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis)

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(Bloodroot - 06) The leaf of the bloodroot is wrapped around the flower bud as it emerges from the ground in early spring. The leaf doesn't fully expand until after the flower has bloomed. Pictured is a newly opened flower with its petals not fully expanded, as is the flower in the next photo. Since all of the bloodroot don't open at the same time, we always look for the leaf to confirm our identification of the flower.
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