was given as drops to combat asthma, croup, whooping cough, pneumonia, emphysema and to halt bleeding in tubercular lungs.
The best known spring ephemerals, for instance--Dutchman's breeches, trilliums and bloodroot
, among others--require a continuously damp substrate in order for their seeds to germinate.
Black salves usually contain bloodroot
, the rhizome of Sanguinaria canadensis.
In spring, trillium, violets and bloodroot
carpet the slopes, while in summer azaleas and mountain laurel put on a show.
nomination from Bloodroot
Literary Magazine, and honorable mentions in
With similarly formal white flowers though much bigger yet closer to the ground, the double-flowered North American Bloodroot
, Sanguinaria canadensis, elicits gasps of pleasure from all who see it.
As a child of Southern Appalachia, she knows exactly where to find ginseng: "She walked slowly, looking not just for the four-pronged yellow leaves but bloodroot
and cinnamon ferns and other plants her father had taught her signaled places where ginseng grew." Rash describes the area with numinous detail and evokes several genii loci: Rachel "accidentally broke a stem" of bloodroot
and the "red juice used for a tonic stained her fingers" and a squirrel "began chattering in a tree farther up the ridge." As she gets closer to the ginseng she sees an orange salamander scuttle "out from beneath a matting of soggy oak leaves" and remembers "how her father once told her never to bother salamanders in a spring because they kept the water pure" (78).
THE ANTI-BACTERIAL EFFECTS OF BLOODROOT
EXTRACT AGAINST SELECTED
And the spark of bloodroot
and hickory with undreamed futures, of
IQA are found in varying quantities in the prickly poppy, bloodroot
, and celandine poppy.
Her work has recently appeared in Denver Quarterly, Bloodroot
Literary Magazine, and Rhino.
Greene's 2010 novel, Bloodroot
was so well-written, its characters and plots so compelling, that once I got wind of something new from Greene, I had to have it.