Haemodorum coccineum

Haemodorum coccineum

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(Scarlet Bloodroot, Bloodroot)

FAMILY

Haemodoraceae

Species

Haemodorum coccineum

Common name(s)

Scarlet Bloodroot, Bloodroot

Flower colour; life form

Red; herb

Campus

Townsville

Description

Herb to 1 m tall, the basal strap-like leaves die back in winter. Flowers in cymose panicles carried well above the leaves, perianth red, fruit a capsule. A red sap is present in the rhizome which can be used as a dyestuff.