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Saturday, March 28, 2015
Plant of the Day: Bloodroot
Sanguinaria canadensis (Papaveraceae)
Bloodroot is named for its root, which is juicy and red inside. Eating the root causes vomiting; it also contains a toxin, sanguinarine, which destroys animal cells. In this case, then, vomiting is probably the best-case scenario.