Colors

Data mode

Account

Login
Sign up

Copy permalink to share

Hydrastis canadensis Linnaeus. Goldenseal, Tumeric. Phen: Apr-May; May-Jun. Hab: Mesic (rarely drier), very nutrient-rich forests, with circumneutral soils, over calcareous or mafic rocks such as limestone, amphibolite, and dolostone, sometimes forming large colonies after canopy disturbance such as logging. Dist: VT and MN south to w. and c. NC, nw. SC (Bradley et al. [in prep.]), n. GA, TN, and AR.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Other Comments: Exploited for the herbal trade (and still often used as a home remedy in more remote parts of the mountains), though too rare in the eastern part of our area to support economically significant wild collection. The rhizome and roots are bitter in taste and contain several alkaloids. Reported for SC (P. McMillan, pers.comm., 2002).

Synonymy: = Ar, C, F, FNA3, G, Il, K1, K3, K4, Mi, NE, NY, Pa, RAB, S, Tn, Va, W, WV

Show in key(s)

Show parent genus

Your browser does not support SVGs

Hover over a shape, letter, icon, or arrow on the map for definition or see the legend.

image of plant© Scott Ward | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Grant Morrow Parkins | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Scott Ward | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Emily Oglesby | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Scott Ward | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Scott Ward | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Scott Ward | Original Image ⭷

Feedback

See something wrong or missing on about Hydrastis canadensis? Let us know here:


Cite as...