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Coptis aspleniifolia

Coptis aspleniifolia Salisb.

Fern-leaf Goldthread, Fernleaf Goldthread, Spleenwort-leaved Goldthread

Ranunculaceae (Buttercup family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N), AK (N), CAN (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Follicle
Size Notes: Up to about 1 foot tall in fruit.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Green
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May


Canada: BC
Native Habitat: Moist, coniferous forests, seeps and bogs.

National Wetland Indicator Status

Status: FAC FAC
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Coptis aspleniifolia in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Coptis aspleniifolia in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Coptis aspleniifolia


Record Modified: 2020-11-12
Research By: CBR

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