Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Hydrastis canadensis L. image
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Family Ranunculaceae
Hydrastis canadensis L.
goldenseal
Hydrastis: Greek hydro for "water"
canadensis: of or referring to Canada
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Status: Special Concern
Plant: erect, perennial, 6"-20" tall forb; stems hairy; rhizomes yellow inside
Flower: white, 7 or more-parted, 3 petal-like sepals falling off when the flower opens, no petals; stamens and pistils numerous forming a ball-like, solitary, terminal flower; blooms May
Fruit:red, 1-2 seeded berries in a rounded cluster
Leaf:usually 1 basal and 2 alternate leaves on the stem near the top, widely heart-shaped with 5 toothed lobes and indented, palmate veins
Habitat: shade; moderate moisture; woods; in rich soil
(Glossary)

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