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 (blŭd′ro͞ot′, -ro͝ot′)
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.


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


(ˈblʌdˌrut, -ˌrʊt)

a North American plant, Sanguinaria canadensis, of the poppy family, having a red root and root sap and a solitary white flower.
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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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It includes, for example, lady's mantle, bloodroot, bleeding heart, Solomon's seal, trillium, cranesbill, hosta, goatsbeard, foamflower, astilbe and all kinds of ferns and sedges.
What does it do: Bloodroot is one of the traditional medicinal plants of the northern Native Americans that was adopted by the Eclectics, a group of early settler physicians and used to treat a range of ailments.
The best known spring ephemerals, for instance--Dutchman's breeches, trilliums and bloodroot, among others--require a continuously damp substrate in order for their seeds to germinate.
In spring, trillium, violets and bloodroot carpet the slopes, while in summer azaleas and mountain laurel put on a show.
nomination from Bloodroot Literary Magazine, and honorable mentions in
With similarly formal white flowers though much bigger yet closer to the ground, the double-flowered North American Bloodroot, Sanguinaria canadensis, elicits gasps of pleasure from all who see it.
Common examples of side effects associated with dietary supplements include an increased risk of bleeding associated with garlic, ginkgo, ginger, saw palmetto and St John's wort; decreased blood sugar as a result of chromium and cinnamon; hormonal effects associated with dong quai, black cohosh, kudzu, and saw palmetto; and elevated blood pressure caused by bloodroot, green tea, and hawthorn.
As a child of Southern Appalachia, she knows exactly where to find ginseng: "She walked slowly, looking not just for the four-pronged yellow leaves but bloodroot and cinnamon ferns and other plants her father had taught her signaled places where ginseng grew.
And the spark of bloodroot and hickory with undreamed futures, of
IQA are found in varying quantities in the prickly poppy, bloodroot, and celandine poppy.
caps, bloodroot and barberry, burdock, zinc, prescribed by his holistic