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Bloodroot - Sanguinaria canadensis

White flower with five petals blooming in early spring. Uses its leaf to protect stem and flower.

Common Names

  • Bloodroot (en)
  • Sanguinaria (es)
  • Sanguinaire (fr)
  • Kanadische Blutwurz (de)


  • Ranunculales
  • Papaveraceae
  • Sanguinaria canadensis

Where & When to Spot

I see this flower in early spring on the ground in forest, usually many flowers in small patches.

Observation Logs

On every park visit, we maintain a log of species spotted and identified. If you maintain a similar list, please consider sharing it with Muuuh Wildlife Photography: Share Logs.

Park Angrignon, Montreal 3 0 0 0
Park Mont-Royal 1 0 0 0

Times a species has been spotted, identified and logged while visiting this park. A species is reported only once / park visit. Only parks listed which we visit frequently all year long. Consult the page animal tracking about how we log observations in field.

How to Identify

Early blooming white colored flower with yellow stamens. It has one large leave which can be wrapped around the stem.


Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis)

Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis)

An early flower in spring growing in patches

Park Angrignon, Montreal - 2022-04-30

NIKON Z 6; NIKKOR Z MC 105mm f/2.8 VR S; Focal Length 105mm; Exposure 1/100; Aperture f/22; Iso 100;

Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis)

Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis)

Park Angrignon, Montreal - 2019-04-27

NIKON D500; 90mm f/2.8; Focal Length 90mm; Exposure 1/3200; Aperture f9.0; Iso 2000;

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