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Bloodroot

Sanguinaria canadensis

Description:

A fragile spring flower that opens in full sunlight and then closes at night. The blood-red root was traditionally used as a dye in addition to many medicinal uses. But, it has toxic properties and is not recommended to be ingested.

Habitat:

Growing in a swampy, mixed forest.

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Christine Y.
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Christine Y.

New York, USA

Spotted on May 1, 2018
Submitted on May 20, 2018

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