Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1312

Forb
Perennial
Has orange to red sap

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (uncommon in Coastal Plain)

Look for it in moist nutrient-rich forests, per Weakley's Flora

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shade ...Moist ...Variable

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal: usually a solitary leaf

FLOWER:
Spring
White
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical, or nearly so
2-merous
2 sepals
8-12 petals
16-24 stamens (approximately)
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Ranunculales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Sanguinaria canadensis   FAMILY Papaveraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Sanguinaria canadensis   FAMILY Papaveraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 085-01-001:
Sanguinaria canadensis   FAMILY Papaveraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Bloodroot, Red Puccoon