Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis)
photo by: Ken Watson, 2001

A member of the poppy family, this is another early spring flower in the Rideau region. The blood red sap (poisonous) of the root was used by native americans as a dye. These flowers make beautiful splashes of white, yellow and green among the rocks and leaf litter.

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