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Bloodroot - Photo by Lorraine Anderson

Bloodroot (aka Red Puccoon, Indian Paint, Redroot, Pauson, and Tetterwort) Sanguinaria canadensis • Family: Papaveraceae / Poppies • Habitat: banks/slopes of rich wooded areas • Height: 10 inches • Flower size: 2 inches across • Flower color: white with yellow center • Origin: native

Thursday, May 21st, 2009 - Report by

We went back to try and find the spot on Ward Lake Road that we didn’t find last week because of the fog. It was beautiful – Spring Beauty and Dutchman’s-breeches as far as the eye could see with some Wood Anemone thrown in. The day was beautiful, the newWood Anemone - Anemone quinquefolia green leaves are so fresh and the red buds on the Red Maple are at their prime. We went back to the Caribou Trail and continued north. After we left the paved area we came to a spot that had so many big beautiful Bloodroot. We had not been to this spot before so it was a nice surprise. The cheerful Marsh Marigolds are showing their faces.

Lunch at Two Island Campground – home at 4:00. It’s not hard to spend 5 ½ hours enjoying such a beautiful day in such a wonderful place.

Here are some early bloomers you might find in the area:

Anemone, Wood - Anemone quinquefolia

Arbutus, Trailing - Epigaea repens

Bloodroot - Sanguinaria canadensis

Cowslip - Caltha palustris

Dandelion, Common - Taraxicum officinale

Dutchman's Breeches - Dicentra cucullaria

Early Sweet Coltsfoot - Petasites palmatus

Hazelnut, Corylus

Marsh-marigold - Caltha palustris
Pussytoes, Field -
Antennaria neglecta

Red Maple - Acer rubrum

Spring Beauty - Claytonia verginica

Strawberry, Common - Fragaria virginiana

Trailing Arbutus

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