Delaware Wildflowers • Scientific names

Sanguinaria canadensis L.
Bloodroot
Papaveraceae — Poppy family
Native
Sanguinaria canadensis
White Clay Creek State Park -- Judge Morris Estate
April 2007
Sanguinaria canadensis
The front yard
March 2010
Sanguinaria canadensis
Middle Run Valley Natural Area
March 2012
Sanguinaria canadensis
White Clay Creek Preserve
April 2003
Sanguinaria canadensis
White Clay Creek State Park -- Possum Hill
April 2011
Sanguinaria canadensis
Middle Run Valley Natural Area
April 2011
Sanguinaria canadensis
Three seeds. The white parts are called elaiosomes.

Sanguinaria canadensis
Ants on a seed.
The front yard
May 2011
Sanguinaria canadensis
Rhizome and roots
The backyard
May 2011
Sanguinaria canadensis
This year I saw a few flowers with one or more translucent petals, all in one small area. I'd never noticed any like that before.

Sanguinaria canadensis
White Clay Creek State Park -- Judge Morris Estate
April 2014

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