Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


710

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare

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, per Weakley's Flora

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shade ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
White
3 sepals
Petals absent

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Red
Aggregate of berries

 

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

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 (1968) 076-05-001:
Hydrastis canadensis   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Goldenseal