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blood·root

 (blŭd′ro͞ot′, -ro͝ot′)
n.
A perennial wildflower (Sanguinaria canadensis) of eastern North American forests, having a single lobed leaf, a solitary white flower in early spring, and a fleshy rootstock exuding a poisonous red sap that can be used as a dye.

bloodroot

(ˈblʌdˌruːt)
n
1. (Plants) Also called: red puccoon a North American papaveraceous plant, Sanguinaria canadensis, having a single whitish flower and a fleshy red root that yields a red dye
2. (Plants) another name for tormentil

blood•root

(ˈblʌdˌrut, -ˌrʊt)

n.
a North American plant, Sanguinaria canadensis, of the poppy family, having a red root and root sap and a solitary white flower.
[1570–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bloodroot - perennial woodland native of North America having a red root and red sap and bearing a solitary lobed leaf and white flower in early spring and having acrid emetic propertiesbloodroot - perennial woodland native of North America having a red root and red sap and bearing a solitary lobed leaf and white flower in early spring and having acrid emetic properties; rootstock used as a stimulant and expectorant
genus Sanguinaria, Sanguinaria - one species: bloodroot
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
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Lily of the Valley is toxic and could harm the water supply if you dump it down the drain, she said, and although Native Americans traditionally used bloodroot for natural dyes, ''it's not a large plant, so if you start using it for dye you're depleting the population.
Some wildflowers, such as bloodroot, have leaves that envelop the flower like a lady's cloak for protection against the elements.
These tightly-coupled mutualisms between ants and trees are still unknown in the temperate zone, though they do exist between ants and many common forest understory herbs, such as trillium and bloodroot, which provide similar food rewards for dispersing their seeds.
At 8,000 feet, the heartleaf arnica, like a yellow bloodroot, pushes Middle Atlantic time almost to the end of March.
Out of my mouth a sunflower, And from my fingers vines, And the rank dandelion shall laugh from my loins Over million-seeded earth; but out of my heart, Core of my heart, blood of my heart, the bloodroot Coming to lift a petal in peril of snow, Coming to dribble from a broken stem Bitterly the bright color of blood forever.
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