Promoting the Use of Native Plant Species in the Home Landscape

Golden Seal

Plant Leaf

Full Plant

Plant Berry/Flower

Latin Name: Hydrastis canadensis

Flower Description:

The flower is white and has not petals, the stamens around the pistil are white. The flowers ripen in summer to small, fleshy raspberry-like seeds with one to two shiny, black seeds.

FamilyButtercup
Season BloomSpring
HabitatIn spring the plant produces a flowering stem with two hairy, deeply lobed leaves.
CyclePerennial
Height6-20"
Leaf DescriptionThe two, large hairy leaves are palmately cut into 5-7 lobes with prominent veins.
Soil Type Wet
Light Source Partial Shade
LocationWoodland