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Common Name: Bloodroot

Botanical Name: Sanguinaria canadensis

Plant Type: Perennial

Plant Size: Up to 6 inches

Typical Bloom Time: April

This ephemeral, herbaceous flowering plant is the only genus in the species Sanguinaria.Its juice is red-colored and poisonous. Its flowers feature delicate, white petals, with a spiky, butter-colored center.

Park Locations

Hallett Nature Sanctuary

East Side from 60th - 62nd Streets just south of Wollman Rink

The Ramble

Mid-Park from 73rd - 79th Streets