Bloodroot is a wildflower with an extensive range. It is found locally in North Carolina in woodlands and along
streams. It's bloom is one of the first signs of spring.

This picture was taken by K. Lindsey at the headwaters of the Dan River in Virginia.
The picture was taken in early March, 1998.

Photo by K. Lindsey. A closeup of Bloodroot in full bloom. A member
of the Poppy family (Papaveraceae).

The root of this plant has been used for dyes, insect
repellant, and indian war paint.

Bloodroot in the Fall of the year. This picture was taken in Alleghany county North Carolina on the banks of the Little River.
Photograph by Z. Lance 1997.