Couldn’t help posting this picture of my stunning companion, Bloodroot, the first to announce the official start of good weather in my garden. This native poppy goes by many names: Indian paint, redroot, puccoon and war paint are the most common. It was widely used by the early First Nations for medicinal purposes and for painting their bodies and dyeing their clothes. A woman would paint her body red to entertain and welcome the new colonists–ha! They should’ve used the caustic sap to keep them off their native lands.
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