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Plants of New Brunswick: Bloodroot

by Community Forests International on January 22, 2013

Bloodroot Sanguinaria canadensis

A rare native forest herb featured in CFI's Food Forest Garden at the Sackville Community Garden. This plant flowers in the early spring, before the leaves have opened on the trees. This plant is known as a spring ephemeral, holding nutrients in the forest soil in the snow melts and heavy rains of the spring. It dies back just as the other forest plants wake up, releasing nutrients back into the forest ecosystem.

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