Hydrastis canadensis

Golden seal

Hydrastis canadensis (Golden seal)

Drawing of the plant

Stem cylindrical, erect, hirsute, born of a horizontal yellowish, gnarled rhizome, up to 10 cm thick.

Golden seal leaves are born in pairs at the end of a foliar stem, very wrinkled, palmato-lobulated, with 5 lobes and with well highlighted hairs. Lower leaves much larger till 22 cm in length and petiolated; superior ones, sessile.

This plant produces a solitary flower of white-greenish color, without petals, although provided with numerous stamens with very prominent yellow anthers.

Fruits in red berry with a single seed.

It flowers over the month of April and its inedible fruits, similar to a raspberry, is ripe over the month of July.

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