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Plant Facts - Bloodroot, Sanguinaria canadensis

Illustration by Peggy Duke

 

  • Called bloodroot because of the deep red color of the sap in the root which can be used to dye clothes.
  • The seeds of bloodroot are spread by ants. The ants like the taste of the seeds so they take them back to their nest. Once they eat what they want of the seed, it is put in their trash chamber. The seed then grows with the added benefit of extra nutrients from the debris.

 

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