Goldthread

Goldthread

Coptis trifolia (Coptis groenlandica, Coptis trifolia ssp groenlandica)

coptis trifolia

Classification

  • Family: Buttercup Family
  • Genus: Coptis
  • Species: Coptis trifolia (Coptis groenlandica, Coptis trifolia ssp groenlandica)

Unique Characteristics

  • golden runners (underground stems) gave this wildflower its name

Size

  • 2.5-5″

Flower

  • white
  • 1/2″
  • 6 white sepals that look like petals
  • solitary (single flower on stalk)

Blooms

  • May-July

Leavesgoldthread leaves

  • evergreen
  • glossy
  • close to the ground
  • compound
  • 3 toothed leaflets

Habitat

  • Bogs, swamps, alpine summits, temperate forests, moss covered ground

 

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