I have no idea what these are ...

paul_(z5 MI)May 28, 2005

location: in a woods Traverse City, MI area

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aka_peggy(Central Md 6b)


Here is a link that might be useful: ??

    Bookmark   May 28, 2005 at 11:19PM
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mxk3(Zone 6 SE MI)


    Bookmark   May 29, 2005 at 12:06AM
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knottyceltic(S/W Ontario 5b)

Yes, bloodroot. We are fortunate to have these growing naturally in our woodland backyard and the lot behind ours too.

Thanks for sharing the lovely photos :o)

Ontario, Canada

    Bookmark   May 29, 2005 at 7:36AM
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If you pick these from the ground, there will be a reddish/orange liquid oozing from the stem. Suppposedly the Indians used this for war paint and to dye baskets. My daughter has a good time "painting" herself up with these. Watch for the blooms in early spring, as they are just about the first things that bloom around here.

    Bookmark   May 29, 2005 at 8:45AM
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Pipanella(z5 Ohio)

Oooooh! I wish I could find some of that in the woods here in northwest Ohio!

    Bookmark   June 1, 2005 at 8:12PM
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