Bloodroot
Bloodroot
Sanguinaria canadensis
Poppy Family -- Papavaraceae
This relatively short plant (6 to 10 inches tall) flowers in early spring. The upright, multilobed (generally 5 to 9 lobes), pale green basal leaf tends to curl around the flower stalk. Flowers are white, about 1 to 1.5 inches wide, and have 8 to 10 separate petals, many stamens and a single pistil.
(Photographed at the Fletcher Wildlife Garden -  April 24th)
This relatively short plant (6 to 10 inches tall) flowers in early spring.
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