Iowa Wildflowers In Bloom

Apr 22, 2016

A lot of people get outside to explore nature on Earth Day, and right now is the perfect time to visit the woods.

Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis) gets its name from a red liquid in the plant's root. When the root is broken, the liquid oozes out and has the appearance of blood.
Credit Brenda Wiley

  In the spring, Iowa’s woodlands come to life with wildflowers like Bloodroot, Dutchman’s breeches, Trillium, Hepatica, and May apples. Wildflowers are also found in wetlands and prairies.

This hour on Talk of Iowa, Charity Nebbe talks with Iowa State University Extension horticulturists, Richard Jauron and Cindy Haynes, about woodland wildflowers. They also answer listener questions.