You’ll never guess how Bloodroot got its name! Go on, take a guess… Ok, I’ll tell you. It’s because the sap in its roots is red!! How about that! A name that actually describes the plant. Woohoo!
It’s such a nice shade of red that it has been used for face painting ever since the time of the Native Americans. So, go ahead and give it a try. Don’t ingest it however. It is rather toxic.