blood clover              
                          
                                          
 the  moss  commonly   known   as  "blood 
 clover" is a  carnivorous  plant  native 
 to northern eurasia. despite  its  name, 
 it's   actually   a    kind   of   moss. 
                                          
                                    
                                          
 blood  clover  is in  its  dormant state 
  indistinguishable from regular clover.  
 when  disturbed,  it  produces  a  thick 
 sticky  sap  that will  ensnare  animals 
 that are  too weak to  move away (frogs, 
 mice,  insects)  and  slowly  melt them. 
 the  plant  then   feeds   off  of   the 
  nutrients released. during feeding the  
 leaves  will  take  on  a  reddish tint, 
 from  which  the  plant  get its  common 
 name.                                
                                          
 you   can  sometimes  spot  bleeding  or 
 scars along  the  legs of bigger animals 
 who's lingered  in  the  moss  for  some 
 time.                                
                                          
                                    
                                          
 the  sap has  been used for  tattoos. it 
 is reportedly faint but  pleasant to the 
 taste,   and  can  of   course  only  be 
       consumed in small quantities.