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.