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Hydrastis canadensis
Common Name: Goldenseal Family: Ranunculaceae (The Buttercup Family)

Hydrastis canadensis, known as goldenseal, is an eastern North American native with large, textured, lobed, umbrella-like leaves. The flowers emerge right from the leaf surface of the topmost leaf. They have no petals but showy white and yellowish green stamens. The fruits are green then orange then red and resemble a large raspberry sitting on the leaf. Goldenseal has a long history in traditional and herbal medicine though can be poisonous in large quantities.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Americas - North America

Native Habitat:
Rich woods, wooded slopes and valleys.

ClassDeciduous Primary Bloom ColourWhite/Cream
TypePerennial Secondary Bloom ColourGreen
Height12-24" Bloom TimeSpring
Spread12-24" FragranceNo
Light Exposure Foliage ColourGreen
Soil Moisture Stem Colour
Hardiness3-8 BerriesYes
BC NativeNo

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