Nuffer, Barbara
April 2008
New York State Conservationist;Apr2008, Vol. 62 Issue 5, p11
The article provides information on bloodrot, a native wildflower that blooms in mid-April in New York's acidic woodlands. This flower has 8 to 12 white petals with a bright yellow center and can measure up to two inches across. Like other ephemeral wildflowers, bloodroot blooms, attracts pollinators, and sets its seed before the deciduous trees have leafed out. Native Americans also used bloodroot as a treatment for various ailments, ranging from fevers and bronchitis to warts.


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