Threeleaf Goldenthread (Coptis trifolia)

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  1.   1.  Description
    1.   1.1  Growth
  2.   2.  Uses
  3.   3.  More
  4.   4.  'Souls
Common Name Threeleaf Goldenthread, Savoyane, Canker-Root
Latin Name Coptis trifolia

1.  Description

This is a perennial plant. It has one small, deeply three-lobed, evergreen leaf rising from the ground. The long golden-yellow underground stem gives the plant its name. The sepals are white and are easily mistaken for petals. The four to seven petals are yellow and club-like.

1.1  Growth

Common -- Native. It grows in a variety of woodland habitats, and is often found in small woodland openings. A. racemosa grows in dependably moist, fairly heavy soil.

2.  Uses

  • Medicinal: The root was chewed by Native Americans to relieve canker sores.

3.  More

4.  'Souls

  • Hey, did your character do something cool with this plant?
  • Or maybe your pack has it for trade?

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