Bloodroot | The Cove Forest

(Sanguinaria Canadensis)

Bloodroot is one of the first plants to bloom in spring. Only one flower and one leaf is produced per plant. The large white flower opens in the day and closes at night. The name bloodroot refers to the bright orange-red juice produced by the underground stem (rhizome). Native Americans used this juice as a dye for clothing and baskets and for body paint.