Bloodroot, Sanguinaria canadensis, found on the path of the Memorial Garden at Dauset Trails.

Bloodroot is used in as a medicine for bronchial problems and severe throat infections. The root is mixed with other compounds to treat heart problems, inhibit plaque, and treat migraines.

It is also used externally for skin diseases, warts, and tumors, and ringworm. Bloodroot is also said to repel insects.

The red juice extracted from the root makes an excellent dye for cloth, yarn, and many other materials, including wood.