Tuesday, April 30, 2013

April 29, 2013: Bloodroot

Today was the first time that I have seen Bloodroot in bloom at the park.  The plant gets its name from the red juice that oozes from the roots when cut or damaged.  Initially, the leaves emerge coiled around the flower stalk and should "flatten out" after the flower appears.  Bloodroot is a member of the Poppy Family (Papaveraceae). 4/29/13 (Wolf. Oesterreich)

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