Coptis trifolia (L.) Salisb.  
Family: Ranunculaceae
three-leaved gold-thread
[Coptis groenlandica (Oeder) Fernald, Coptis trifolia subsp. groenlandica (L.) Salisb., Coptis trifolia subsp. trifolia (L.) Salisb., Coptis trifolia var. groenlandica (L.) Salisb., Coptis trifolia var. trifolia (L.) Salisb.]
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Janice Stiefel  
Etymology: Coptis: from Greek "to cut," alluding to the divided leaves
Plants: erect, perennial, 2"-3" tall, evergreen forb; slender, bright yellow rhizomes
Leaves: 3-parted, basal, roundish with rounded teeth, shiny, evergreen
Flowers: white, 4 -7-parted, 3/8" wide, petal-like sepals; 1 to a few 2"-6" stalks with a solitary flower; blooms May-June
Habitat: moist to moderate moisture; forests, bogs
Hazardous: Careful, this plant is hazardous!
Conservation Status: Native
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Arthur Meeks  
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Christopher Noll  
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Christopher Noll  
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Robert Bierman  
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