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Bloodroot, Carolina redroot
Lachnanthes caroliniana
Haemodoraceae


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.
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.


 


Chuck McCartney
Roger L. Hammer
Susan Trammell
Shirley Denton
Shirley Denton
Shirley Denton