Blutwurz

Die Frühjahrsephemera Blutwurz (Sanquinaria canadensis) in der Blüte in Barry Co., Mich.

Sanguinaria canadensis

Synonyme:
Sanguinaria
Sanguinaria (Wikipedia)

Sanguinaria
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom:Plantae
Clade:Tracheophytes
Clade:Angiosperms
Clade:Eudicots
Order:Ranunculales
Family:Papaveraceae
Subfamily:Papaveroideae
Tribe:Chelidonieae
Genus:Sanguinaria
L.
Species:
S. canadensis
Binomial name
Sanguinaria canadensis
L.

Sanguinaria canadensis, bloodroot, is a perennial, herbaceous flowering plant native to eastern North America. It is the only species in the genus Sanguinaria, included in the poppy family Papaveraceae, and most closely related to Eomecon of eastern Asia.

Sanguinaria canadensis is also known as Canada puccoon, bloodwort, redroot, red puccoon, and black paste. Plants are variable in leaf and flower shape, and have been separated as a different subspecies due to these variable shapes, indicating a highly variable species.

In bloodroot, the juice is red and poisonous. Products made from sanguinaria extracts, such as black salve, are escharotic and can cause permanent disfiguring scarring. There is no scientific evidence that it has any medicinal value for treating diseases.

Bloodroot (Wiktionary)

English

Wikispecies

Etymology

blood +‎ root

Noun

bloodroot (usually uncountable, plural bloodroots)

  1. A North American plant, Sanguinaria canadensis, of the poppy family, which has a red root and sap and a single white flower in early spring.

Synonyms

  • (Sanguinaria canadensis): bloodwort, red puccoon root, pauson, tetterwort

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