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Goldenseal - Hydrastis canadensis This was a cool find! It&#039;s very rare in the Northeast.<br />
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*Currently listed as Vulnerable by IUCN and Threatened in New York State. It is likely that it will become Endangered before long. A major threat to this species is illegal collecting.<br />
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Habitat: Mesic forest Geotagged,Goldenseal,Hydrastis,Hydrastis canadensis,Spring,United States Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Goldenseal - Hydrastis canadensis

This was a cool find! It's very rare in the Northeast.

*Currently listed as Vulnerable by IUCN and Threatened in New York State. It is likely that it will become Endangered before long. A major threat to this species is illegal collecting.

Habitat: Mesic forest

    comments (7)

  1. Such a clear shot Posted 5 days ago
    1. Thanks Niel! Posted 3 days ago
  2. Congrats! Why are they collected? For decoration? Posted 4 days ago
    1. It's harvested for medicinal purposes. From what I read, this is nonsensical because you can buy the plants at nurseries. It is endangered/vulnerable in many areas. Posted 3 days ago
  3. Great shot of this plant! Posted 2 days ago
    1. Thanks! Do you have this in GA? Posted 2 days ago
      1. Hmmm. I'm not sure.... Posted yesterday

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Goldenseal , also called orangeroot or yellow puccoon, is a perennial herb in the buttercup family Ranunculaceae, native to southeastern Canada and the eastern United States. It may be distinguished by its thick, yellow knotted rootstock. The stem is purplish and hairy above ground and yellow below ground where it connects to the yellow rhizome.

Similar species: Ranunculales
Species identified by Christine Young
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By Christine Young

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Uploaded May 3, 2021. Captured May 3, 2021 11:29 in 3280 Franklin Ave, Millbrook, NY 12545, USA.
  • Canon EOS 90D
  • f/13.0
  • 1/197s
  • ISO800
  • 100mm