Photographer: Kitty Kohout
Coptis trifolia (L.) Salisb.
Coptis: from Greek "to cut," alluding to the divided leaves
|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|