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Bloodroot, Carolina redroot
Lachnanthes caroliniana
Haemodoraceae
 

Copyright by: Chuck McCartney

General Landscape Uses: Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations. Also wet butterfly gardens.

Availability: Grown by one of two native plant nurseries in northern Florida.

Description: Medium to large herbaceous wildflower.

Dimensions: Typically 3-4 feet in height. Taller than broad.

Growth Rate: Moderate.

Range: Eastern North America south to Miami-Dade and Collier counties; Cuba.

Plant Map Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.

 Map of suggested ZIP codes north to Indian River and Manatee counties.

 Map of ZIP codes with habitat recommendations north to Martin and Charlotte counties.

Habitats: Wet pinelands and marshes.

Soils: Moist to wet, moderately well-drained soils, with or without humusy top layer.

Nutritional Requirements: Low; it grows in nutrient poor soils.

Salt Water Tolerance: Low; does not tolerate flooding by salt or brackish water.

Salt Wind Tolerance: Low; salt wind may burn the leaves.

Drought Tolerance: Moderate; generally requires moist soils, but tolerant of short periods of drought once established.

Light Requirements: Full sun to light shade.

Flower Color: White.

Flower Characteristics: Showy.

Flowering Season: Summer.

Fruit: Inconspicuous capsule.

Wildlife and Ecology: Nectar plant for butterflies. Attractive to birds.

Comments: See also the Florida Wildflower Foundation's Flower Friday page.


Copyright by: Chuck McCartney

Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

Copyright by: Susan Trammell

Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Copyright by: Shirley Denton


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