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Family: PAPAVERACEAE 

 Sanguinaria canadensis
 

Photo from MoBot.

  
Author:  Carl Linnaeus 1753
Family:  Papaveraceae
Habitat:  Eastern North America
Soil:  Rich-Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Minimum-Medium
Thickness:  4 centimetres
Height:  25 centimetres
Flower:  White
Reproduction:  Seeds/Rhizomes
Pop names:  Bloodroot, Red Puccoon Root, Tetterwort , Pauson,  Indian Paint
Synonyms:  Sanguinaria australis Greene 1905. Sanguinaria dilleniana Greene 1905. Belharnosia canadensis, Julius Aloysius Nieuwland 1914.

Sydenham Edwards drawing from The Botanical Magazine, 1791.

   This member of the Papaveraceae  family was described by Carl Linnaeus in 1753. It is found in the eastern North America, growing in the rich soil of forests with some water and little to some sun. It will grow to 25 centimetres height, and the rhizome can grow to four centimetres in diameter. The white flowers can be enjoyed all summer.

Drawing by  Britton and Brown, 1913.