Species Detail

Sanguinaria canadensis L.
Bloodroot


Scientific Name:  
Sanguinaria canadensis L.
Common Name:  
Bloodroot
Myaamia Name:  
oonsaalamooni
Uses:  
Medicinal, Technology
Harvest Seasons:  
Undetermined
Habitats:  
Undetermined
Locations:  
Undetermined
Growth Forms:  
Undetermined

Myaamia Archival Sources  
Sanguinaria canadensis L.
Reference Source Reference Type Archival Data Comments
No Reference Specified Use - Medicinal  used as a tonic
No Reference Specified Technology  "So the name of the Salamonie river is an abbreviation of the Miami O-sah-la-mo-nee, which is their name for the bloodroot, but literally it means yellow paint, and the bloodroot is so called because the Indians used to make a yellow paint or dye from it."
No Reference Specified Related Info  kitaraamihi! Interesting, the plant term by itself (unrelated to the Salamonie River name) only shows up in Dunn's records. The Illinois dictionaries don't have it. (McCafferty 2017, in email to Daryl, George, David, Mike) – Michael Gonella
No Reference Specified Use - Technology  trade collected and dried; then sold for pharmaceutical use
Botanical Sources  
Sanguinaria canadensis L.
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
No Reference Specified   Occurs on rich; moist soil throughout eastern and western Miami lands
Related Sources  
Sanguinaria canadensis L.
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
No Reference Specified   emetic; purgative and yellow paint