Known as: Bloodroot, Red Puccoon, Redroot, Red Indian Paint,
Latin Name: Sanguinaria canadensis
Description: In bloom in March and April. Plants
about 2-8 inches tall with a single white flower has white petals and a
golden center. Leaves are blue-green. Stem and root contain red latex
used by Algonquian Indians to dye clothing, baskets, and their own bodies.
As body paint the latex also serves as an insect repellent.
Poisonous Parts: Juice from stem and roots. Toxins
are isoquinoline alkaloids such as apomorphine, protoberberine, and protopine.
Symptoms: No information available at this time.
Treatment: Contact your veterinarian.