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Friday, April 05, 2013

Friday's Foto

If you search the fertile woodland soils of your local park right now you may be lucky enough to spot some blossoming Bloodroot flowers. The brief flowering cycle of this native species of the poppy family may only last for a few days. Its red sap has been attributed with numerous medicinal qualities, including a treatment for skin cancer. Dr. Andrew Weil has more reasonable advice here, plus I recommend leaving these lovely flowers in the forest for others to enjoy.

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