Blood Root - Sanguinaria Canaden
A plant with quite the history, blood root is a wonderful addition to the perfect garden!
This is a plant that produces pollen but not nectar, so do not expect to attract sweet sucking butterflies. However, the occasional bee may be lured in, searching in vain for something to swallow. As alternative medicine goes, this plan was used by natives to North America as an emetic and respiratory aid, as well as purposed for several other uses.
Native Americans also found they could use blood root as a natural red dye to pain and color with. Simply put, there is loads of opportunity with such a precious plant!
Blood Root will supply a beautiful white bloom to be enjoyed. It will look great when added to all areas around a home or business. It will give a very natural look to gardens. The blooms on this plant do not last for very long. This plant will bloom in March and April. It can also work well as a ground cover around trees.
The Blood Root is amazing because the seeds from this plant get carried and divided by ants. This is a very fast spreading plant and will look great in natural areas. It will provide a very natural look when grown and blooming. This plant will do well where the soils are very rich. Blood Root is also a medicinal plant. It can be found in several medications. It has been used for many, many years in aiding with common ailments like colds, headaches and stomach pains or cramps. This plant is a small to medium grower depending on who you ask and can pack a large punch with color and beauty.
BLOOD ROOT PLANT HAS LOTS OF USES
This plant can be grown for medicinal uses. It will be very simple to grow and take care. This plant will also love locations where the soils are moist. It would grow well around bodies of water where sunlight is fewer.