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Most habitat and range descriptions were obtained from Weakley's Flora.

Your search found 1 taxon in the family Hydrastidaceae, Goldenseal family, as understood by Weakley's Flora.


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Goldenseal

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Hydrastis canadensis   FAMILY: Hydrastidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Hydrastis canadensis   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Hydrastis canadensis 076-05-001   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae


Look for it in mesic, very nutrient-rich forests, with circumneutral soils, over calcareous or mafic rocks such as limestone, amphibolite, & dolostone, sometimes forming large colonies after canopy disturbance such as logging


Native to the Carolinas & Georgia


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