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bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis; POPPY FAMILY [Papaveraceae]) Small perennial with conspicuous 1-1" flowers of 8-12 white petals.  The single distinctive, deeply lobed leaf arises from a thick horizontal rhizome that has blood-red sap, hence the common name.  Occurs in rich woods; flowers in early spring.  [052]

 

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