Coptis trifolia (Gold Thread)

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Coptis Trifolia (Gold Thread)This plant has a small, creeping, perennial root, of a bright yellow color; the stems are round, slender, and at the base are invested with ovate, acuminate, yellowish scales.  The leaves are evergreen, on long, slender petioles; leaflets roundish, acute at base, small and smooth, and veiny and sessile.  The flower is a small starry white one, and the fruit an oblong capsule, containing many small black seeds.

  • English
  • American goldthread
    Canker-root
    Goldthread
    Threeleaf goldthread
    Goldenroot
    Savoyana
    Three-leaved goldthread
    Yellow snakeroot
    threeleaved goldthread

  • French
  • Savoyane
    Coptide du Groenland
    Coptide savoyane
    Sabouillane
    Sibouillane
    Hellébore livide, Hellébore à trois
    feuilles

  • Ojibwe
  • ozaawijiibik

  • Swedish
  • Polarkoptis

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