[Coptis groenlandica (Oeder) Fernald, more]
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
Flora of North America: Flora of North America Floristic Rating: Coefficient of Conservatism = 8, Wetland Indicator = FACW USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS): Images of seeds, fruits, embryos, etc. USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS): Images of seeds, fruits, embryos, etc. Southwest School of Botanical Medicine: Britton & Brown Illustrated Flora - 2nd Edition (1913) "An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States and Canada"