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Merel R. Black

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Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

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Janice Stiefel
Family Ranunculaceae
Coptis trifolia (L.) Salisb.
three-leaved gold-thread
Coptis: from Greek "to cut," alluding to the divided leaves
trifolia: three-leaved
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 2"-3" tall, evergreen forb; slender, bright yellow rhizomes
Flower: white, 4 -7-parted, 3/8" wide, petal-like sepals; 1 to a few 2"-6" stalks with a solitary flower; blooms May-June
Leaf:3-parted, basal, roundish with rounded teeth, shiny, evergreen
Habitat: moist to moderate moisture; forests, bogs
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Anemone groenlandica Oeder
Coptis groenlandica (Oeder) Fernald
Coptis trifolia (L.) Salisb. subsp. groenlandica (Oeder) Hultén
Coptis trifolia (L.) Salisb. subsp. trifolia
Coptis trifolia (L.) Salisb. var. groenlandica (Oeder) Fassett
Coptis trifolia (L.) Salisb. var. trifolia
Helleborus trifolius L.

         
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