Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3212

Forb
Perennial

Native to North Carolina

Documented growing wild in - NC -

Rare

Look for it in bogs, northern hardwood forests, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Evergreen
Compound: 3 leaflets
Basal
Leaves have petioles.

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-7 sepals
Petals absent
30-60 stamens
Superior ovary
Flowers solitary on leafless stalks

FRUIT:
Aggregate of follicles

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Ranunculales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (6/30/18):
Coptis trifolia   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Coptis trifolia   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

INCLUDING Manual of Vascular Plants of NE US & Adjacent Canada (Gleason & Cronquist,1991)
Coptis trifolia var. groenlandica

INCLUDING Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Coptis trifolia ssp. groenlandica

INCLUDING Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950)
Coptis groenlandica

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Coptis trifolia

 

COMMON NAME:
Goldthread, Goldenroot, Threeleaf Goldthread


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image of Coptis trifolia, Goldthread, Goldenroot, Threeleaf Goldthread

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_cotr2_001_lvd

        

Neatly trifoliolate leaves, small white flowers on scapes, and yellow roots, per Weakley's Flora (2020).