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Sanguinaria canadensis


On a smooth stalk a solitary white flower, with a golden-orange center, grows beside a lobed basal leaf that often curls around the stalk. Roots and stem with acrid red-orange juice, once used by Indians as a dye for baskets, clothing, and war paint, as well as for insect repellent.


Native Distribution: E. Que. to Man., s. to FL, AL & TX Native Habitat: Rich, deciduous, upland & floodplain woods


Spotted at Anna Ruby Falls in Helen, GA

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Helen, Georgia, USA

Spotted on Apr 3, 2014
Submitted on Jun 26, 2014

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