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Sanguinaria Canadensis

Botanical Name:

Sanguinaria canadensis

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How to Grow
Water
Medium
Water moderately, allowing the top 3cm to dry out between watering.
Sunlight
Partial Shade - Partial Sun
~
3-6 hours of sun per day, with protection from intense mid-day sun
Soil
Moist to mesic, well-drained, humus-rich soils.
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Mar, Apr, May

Plant Type

Perennials, Ground Cover, Native Plant, Poisonous, Wildflower, Herb

Lifespan

Perennial

Plant Height

0-1 ft.

Flower

1.5-2" bright white flowers, 8 to 12 petals. Two sepals fall away as flower opens. Flowers bloom March-April.

Fruit

Fruits are green pods with brown seeds that become available April-May.

Benefits
Attracts

Bees

Songbirds

Specialized Bees

Warning

POISONOUS PARTS: Rhizome (thickened roots). May be fatal if ingested! Symptoms include nausea, vomiting, faintness, dizziness, dilated pupils, fainting, diarrhea, heart failure. Toxic Principle: Isoquinoline alkaloids.

Taxonomy

Order

Papaverales

Family

Papaveraceae

Genus

Sanguinaria

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