Bloodroot @ Taltree Arboretum & Gardens, Valparaiso, IN USA
Sanguinaria canadensis:herbaceous perennial native to eastern N. America. the photo shown is of the single flowering variety of this ephemeral. Bloodroot & it’s extracts are escharotic, that is, they form a large scab, or eschar on exposed skin. Native Americans used it as a dye, and also an herbal remedy. If the root is broken, a red exudate is produced, hence the name bloodroot. These are among the first wildflowers to bloom in the area where i live.
olympus C-60. F/4 1/640 iso 64. larger blossom is less than one inch across.
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