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Bloodroot

Sanguinaria canadensis

Description:

1 lobed basal leaf often curling around a smooth flower stalk bearing a white flower with golden orange center.

Habitat:

rich woodlands and along streams

Notes:

The red sap from the underground stem was used by native americans as a dye for baskets, clothing, and war paint as well as for insect repellent. The genus name from the Latin sanguinarius means "bleeding"

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LuckyLogan
LuckyLogan 7 years ago
Bloodroot
Sanguinaria canadensis


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1 Comment

DanielleMulcahy
DanielleMulcahy 7 years ago

thank you!!

DanielleMulcahy
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DanielleMulcahy

Princeton, Massachusetts, USA

Spotted on Apr 21, 2014
Submitted on Apr 25, 2014

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