Coloring Page: The ABCs of Ohio Plants & Animals | B

We’re giving you some fun coloring activities! Here, you’ll find a fun coloring sheet featuring the ABCs of Ohio’s native flora and fauna.

This perennial wildflower is often found in Ohio woods. Don’t let the name scare you – bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis) is a diminutive plant, only standing at about 6–10 inches tall. Did you know, the name bloodroot comes from the reddish, blood-like liquid which oozes out when the rhizome (stem) is cut? This liquid was commonly used as a popular natural dye among Native Americans.

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Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis); photo courtesy Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Natural Areas & Preserves.

April is Ohio Native Plant Month, a vision dedicated to building public awareness and communicating the importance of native plants in our state. Great Parks is proud to be a partner of this movement.

We’re supporting Ohio Native Plant Month through our 100,000 Tree Challenge. This challenge is in response to the United Nations 2020 International Year of Plant Health to plant 1.2 trillion trees. To recognize this effort, Great Parks will be planting more than 900 native trees this year.