Bloodroot, Sanguinaria canadensis
Went out to the woods yesterday to see about gathering seeds and berries and dividing ginseng companions. I’m building our nursery stock so when the inspectors come in spring they’ll actually have something to inspect. Wild Ozark is going to be a licensed ginseng nursery and we’ll also get a limited nurseryman’s license so we can ship plants legally, in the United States anyway.
Our focus will be on the woodland herbs, most of which are also ginseng companions.
One of the most popular companions is bloodroot. Here’s a pic of a clump I divided this morning:
When you snap a bloodroot, it actually bleeds – which of course is how the name was derived. The collage below shows the roots “bleeding”. This is a sneak peek at a collage I made for postcards and 4×6 prints of the bloodroot. When the whole collection is ready (a collage like this for each of the main companions), they’ll be available in the online shop:
Here’s a short video clip of me digging bloodroot a couple of years ago. I have to learn how to use our new GoPro camera to make some better videos. This one was made using my iPhone: