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Papaveraceae (Poppy Family)

Sanguinaria canadensis


Plant TypeForb
Leaf TypeSimple
Flower Colorwhite
Number of Petals100
DescriptionA low growing plant of shady wooded areas. Bloodroot plants consist of a single fleshy leaf atop an often red or pink-tinged stalk. The leaves are unique and easily recognizable, having a round or slightly ovate overall shape with deep, symmetrical lobes.
Utilitarian UsesA red/orange dye can be made from the bloodroot sap.
Other NotesThe Iroquois native american tribe used the orange sap from this plant as decoration.