Redroot, Bloodroot
Lachnanthes caroliniana

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

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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Gardeners' Notes:

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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.