The Silent Seed
Tue, 11 Feb 2014 12:09:16 PST
I grew up seeing these in my grandmother's woods, and have a small area in my garden today. They are very special plants - I did not know there were any cultivars other than the species. 

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-----Original Message-----
From: Mark BROWN <>
To: Pacific Bulb Society <>
Sent: Tue, Feb 11, 2014 2:41 pm
Subject: [pbs] Sanguinaria

Hello All,
Sanguinaria is one of my all time favourites. The single form is more elegant 
but more fleeting.
S. canadensis 'Multiplex' spreads nicely here and after a few years I have quite 
a large patch.
The sigle forms seems less spreading.
I remember seeing carpets of this in Ontario around the lake shore woods.
Quite a magical sight when mixed with Trillium grandiflorum from pure white to 
clear pinks.
Anemonella thalictroides was common here too. An unforgettable sight!
I've just seen that the latter is now classed as a Thalictrum.
These eastern woods are quite something for geophytes.
The snowdrop season is well underway here, with companions: Cyclamen coum, C. 
persicum, Eranthis and Crocus tommasinianus.
No sign of any corydalis yet.

" Message du 11/02/14 19:52
> De : "Nhu Nguyen" 
> Hi folks,

... I believe the local woods also host Sanguinaria canadensis, a really elegant
> spring flower that I encountered once in the Great Smoky Mountain National
> Park. I longed to see those again and I think I'll get a chance to see them
> when the snow melts, whenever that happens to be (hopefully March and not
> May).
> Nhu"



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