Sanguinaria canadensis: Bloodroot. Red Root, Puccoon
Location: Holliday Lake State Park: Lakeshore Trail; Bear Creek Lake State Park: Channel Cat Trail
Bloom Period: Mar—Apr
Habitat: Rich, moist, deciduous woods
- Name derived from bright red sap of rhizome.
- Ants help disperse the seeds.
- Used by Native Americans as a dye and medicine.
- Puccoon is a Native American term for dye.