My Colby-Sawyer Experience

I used a lot of the research and writing techniques I learned in my philosophy and media studies classes. Now that I know I can do something as large as this project, I have a new sense of confidence.
Andrew Baker, Communication Studies

Goldthread Coptis groenlandica
Buttercup Ranunculaceae family

Leaves are dark green, evergreen, shiny, toothed, growing low to the ground. Usually there is one divided leaf. If you pull the leaf out of the ground, you will find it has yellow rhizomes (root stalks) - hence the name.

Flowers are, white, 1/2" wide with 5 club-like petals and 5-7 showy yellow sepals. The stamens stand tall and are conspicuous.



Form/Habitat:Goldthread is common in cool, moist woods and bogs. They like acidic soil and are common in the mountains. They are 3-6" high.

You will find Goldthread growing among Canada Mayflower, Sessile Bellwort, Trillium, Starflower,etc. Blooms in May.

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