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Bloodroot

noun
1.
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.  Synonyms: puccoon, redroot, Sanguinaria canadensis, tetterwort.






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"Bloodroot" Quotes from Famous Books



... red maples are in full bloom, the elms almost over. The leaves of the Horsechestnut are quite large. The lilacs are nearly in leaf. April 24. We went up to Waverley and found bloodroot up, spice bush out, violets, dog-tooths and anemones, also caltha. April 28. All the cherries are in full bloom. April 29. Picked an apple ...
— Outlines of Lessons in Botany, Part I; From Seed to Leaf • Jane H. Newell

... spring wild-flowers, whose shy faces among the dry leaves and rocks are so welcome, yield no honey. The anemone, the hepatica, the bloodroot, the arbutus, the numerous violets, the spring beauty, the corydalis, etc., woo lovers of nature, but do not woo the honey-loving bee. It requires more sun and warmth to develop the saccharine element, and the beauty of these pale striplings of the woods and groves ...
— Birds and Bees, Sharp Eyes and, Other Papers • John Burroughs



Words linked to "Bloodroot" :   redroot, herb, Sanguinaria canadensis, herbaceous plant, genus Sanguinaria, Sanguinaria



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