Sanguinaria canadensis (Bloodroot) - Papaveraceae
Sanguinaria canadensis L. is a perennial woodland herb native to eastern North America.

"...the Inhabitants of America call it by the Indian Name Puccoon..."

"...the whole Plant has a yellow Juice, which the Indians use to paint themselves."

Philip Miller. 1754. The Gardeners Dictionary. John and James Rivington, London.

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