The bloodroot or the red puccoon is a flowering plant which got its name because of the color of its orange-red sap. The sap is present in the entire plant. The American Indians of North America, where this plant grows in the wild, used the sap as war paint. The leaves are deeply lobed and kidney-shaped and grow on stalks, directly from the ground. Each stalk has a white or rose-tinted flower at the end. The bloodroot is used in medicine to shrink tissues. It is also used to make dyes.