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, per Weakley's Flora

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

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-7 sepals
5-7 petals
30-60 stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Aggregate of follicles

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Coptis trifolia var. groenlandica   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Coptis trifolia   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Goldthread, Goldenroot


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picture of -, image of Coptis trifolia var. groenlandica

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.