Definition of bloodroot
: a plant (Sanguinaria canadensis) of the poppy family having a red root and sap and bearing a solitary lobed leaf and white flower in early spring —called also sanguinaria
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Gently parting tender new vegetation, Wood uncovers the first of the season’s white bloodroot flowers.
By mid-June, the wood anemone and its springtime companions, like trout lily or bloodroot, have celebrated their brief moment in the sun.
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