Plant Profile

Sanguinaria canadensis: Bloodroot. Red Root, Puccoon

Family: Poppy

Location: Holliday Lake State Park: Lakeshore Trail; Bear Creek Lake State Park: Channel Cat Trail

Bloom Period: Mar—Apr

Habitat: Rich, moist, deciduous woods

Interesting Facts:

  • Name derived from  bright red sap of rhizome.
  • Ants help disperse the seeds.
  • Used by Native Americans as a dye and medicine.
  • Puccoon is a Native American term for dye.