4-7 Haemodoraceae, bloodwort family

Marian C. Munro, Ruth E. Newell, Nicholas M. Hill


Worldwide, there are about 100 species of these mostly southern hemispheric plants, in 16 genera. Two reach Nova Scotia, both with very limited distribution. Typically, ours are 30–60 cm tall and unbranched with long linear leaves, reducing in length upwards along the stem. The inflorescence is a panicle, freely branching and comprising woolly yellowish flowers. Photographs by Sean Blaney, Ross Hall, and David Mazerolle.


Magnoliophyte, bloodwort family, monocots, Lachnanthes, Lophiola, redroot, golden-crest

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