Sanguinaria Canadensis "Blood Root" 3 For $12.99

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Sanguinaria Canadensis "Blood Root" 3 For $12.99 Description

Sanguinaria Canadensis Blood Root

Sanguinaria canadensis is a flowering plant indigenous to the eastern part of North America and Canada. It grows in acidic soils in the dry woods. Once the plant is cut, the root and developing rootstalk (named the rhizome) leak a crimson fluid, which gives the plant its name. It also goes by common names, like bloodwort, red puccoon, Canada puccoon, and black paste. Plants vary in leaf and blossom morphology and are classified as distinct subspecies due to these differences, suggesting a highly diverse species.

Gardeners commonly collect the root plus rhizome for medications throughout the fall months. Native Americans use this plant traditionally to induce vomiting in the hopes of ridding the body of dangerous pollutants. Alternative medicine practitioners claim that it can cure many medical ailments.

The plant is most commonly used as cough syrup in some tribes. It is an antibacterial in respiratory infections and a debriding substance in dental health. The white flowers of these plants are beautiful, and people find them so charming. The flower blooms between March and May, depending on the geography and weather.

Sanguinaria Canadensis Blood Root is low-maintenance and resistant to diseases and pests

They contain 8–12 fragile white petals and several yellow stamens, including two sepals beneath the petals that fall off once the blooms open. It is among the plants whose seeds are distributed by ants. A phenomenon is known as myrmecochory. There is an elaiosome, fleshy structure on them that attracts ants.

It reaches a height of 20 to 50 cm. The plant has a single big basal leaf with five to seven broad segments over 25 cm (10 inches). A red rhizome produces its leaves and flowers with vibrant reddish-orange sap. It grows at or near the surface of the ground. Every year, the rhizomes lengthen and branch to produce colonies. In early spring, plants begin to bloom before the leaf emerges.

Upon blooming, the leaves unfold to full length and go inactive in the summer, later than most other spring ephemerals. It is frequently utilized in topical skincare items because of its challenging antioxidant activity. It is also used to treat skin disorders like acne and eczema. Also, disinfect skin growths, including warts and moles. The propagation of these plants is pretty convenient. They are low-maintenance and resistant to diseases and pests.

Most people buy this plant because of its medicinal uses. The flowers are also beautiful for ornamental purposes. Also, their height is not that much that it is appropriate to keep them in houses and gardens.

Sanguinaria Canadensis Blood Root is for sale online at Tn Nursery


Reviews (24)

  • 5
    Quick service

    Posted by Debra Sarvela on Sep 16, 2022

    Roots arrived quickly and looked to be in good shape. I've planted them and will have to wait until spring to see if they come up!

  • 5
    Root orders

    Posted by Michael William Fairbanks RN Fairbanks on Mar 22, 2022

    i have bought both bloodroot and goldenseal from other sites and has always arrive in less-than-optimal condition, TN Nursery product came in excellent shape and ready to plant with clear instructions. Have already ordered more roots to plant, highest recommendation to TN

  • 4

    Posted by Bruce brown on Jan 12, 2022

    Plant came healthy I am Very excited to plant if today.

  • 4

    Posted by KAREN BERKENBILE on Jun 22, 2021


  • 5
    Plants arrived in good shape

    Posted by Mary Ann Tretter on Jun 04, 2021

    This was a gift and was handled with great care.

  • 5
    Arrived in great shape on time and with great information on what to expect. Love that!

    Posted by NINA MCGLADE on May 20, 2021

    Good company!

  • 5
    Bloodroot Root

    Posted by Philip Ryser on May 02, 2021

    The roots arrived in great shape, and were planted the same day. I expect these will grow and be as great as the Trilliums, Dutchman's Britches, and Hepatica

  • 5

    Posted by Bloodroot on Apr 15, 2021

    arrived in good condition. Await their ending dormancy! Look forward to next year!

  • 5
    Cute little flowers

    Posted by Dalton on Dec 29, 2020

    Pretty little flowers and the roots have great health benefits.


Shipping Information

We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.

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