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Plant Type: Forb

Domestication Type: Wild

Leaf Type: Simple

Flower Color: white

Number of Petals: 100

Description: A low growing plant of shady wooded areas. Bloodroot plants consist of a single fleshy leaf atop an often red or pink-tinged stalk. The leaves are unique and easily recognizable, having a round or slightly ovate overall shape with deep, symmetrical lobes.

Utilitarian Uses: A red/orange dye can be made from the bloodroot sap.

Other Notes: The Iroquois native american tribe used the orange sap from this plant as decoration.