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Goldthread

Coptis groenlandica
Goldthread

Habitat

They are found in cool, wet woods and bogs.

Description

There is one tiny, white flower on a bare stem. The leaves have three leaflets and are on a separate stem from the flower. They bloom May through July.

Taxonomic Features (Traits) for Identification

Flower Type: Single flower with 5-7 petal-like sepals
Flower Color: White
Leaf Arrangement: Around the base - they come up after the flowers have bloomed
Plant Type: Wildflower (Small - trailing along forest floor)
Leaf Type: Divided into 3 toothed, shiny leaflets that stay green all winter

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