Blood Root Bud

Richard G Witham

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The bud of a bloodroot flower after a light rain. FEATURED in Olympus and 4/3ds October 2011

These bloodroot, or Sanguinaria canadensis, plants have a large leaf at their base that unfolds after the flower has bloomed. The thick red stems and roots were used by native americans for pigments and medicinal purposes. Bloodroot are frequently found in early spring growing in moist woods and banks or near streams throughout the eastern United States and Canada. They are not a rare species but are rarely seen in cleared, or disturbed, areas.

For more information on this interesting wildflower please follow this link

I took this photograph along Andrew Creek in the Chattahoochee National Forest in White County, GA.

Also see Furled Embrace

And
Here’s a photo of the open flower called Bloodroot Blossom

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