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PlantFiles: Redroot, Bloodroot
Lachnanthes caroliniana

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Family: Haemodoraceae
Genus: Lachnanthes (lak-NAN-thees) (Info)
Species: caroliniana (kair-oh-lin-ee-AN-uh) (Info)

Category:
Perennials
Ponds and Aquatics

Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Pale Yellow
Pale Green

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:
May be a noxious weed or invasive

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Profile:

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral MotherNature4 On Jul 18, 2004, MotherNature4 from Bartow, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

Also known as bloodroot, this member of the bloodwort family is reported to be a favorite food of Sandhill Cranes. The red sap found in the stem, rhizomes and roots is a traditional dye used by Florida Native Americans.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Bartow, Florida
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Kissimmee, Florida
Lutz, Florida
Sebring, Florida
Pass Christian, Mississippi
Fair Play, South Carolina



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