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Coptis trifolia

Coptis trifolia (L.) Salisb.

Coptis groenlandica (Oeder) Fernald

Coptis trifolia (L.) Salisb. ssp. groenlandica (Oeder) Hultén

Coptis trifolia (L.) Salisb. var. groenlandica (Oeder) Fassett

Goldthread, Three-leaved Goldthread

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassMagnoliidaeIncludes magnolias, nutmeg, bay laurel, cinnamon, avocado, black pepper, and many others
OrderRanunculalesBasal (evolved earlier) eudicots, also called “true dicots”
FamilyRanunculaceaeButtercup family
GenusCoptisFrom the Greek kopto, “to cut,” in reference to the deeply-incised leaves
Speciestrifolia

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Coptis trifolia description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 15 Nov 2013.

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Coptis trifolia (Goldthread, Three-leaved Goldthread)

5/10/2016 · Old Long Loop, Beaver Brook Conservation Area, Hollis, NH

Coptis trifolia (Goldthread, Three-leaved Goldthread)

4/27/2016 · Pearl Hill State Park, Townsend, MA

Coptis trifolia (Goldthread, Three-leaved Goldthread)

5/10/2016 · Old Long Loop, Beaver Brook Conservation Area, Hollis, NH ID is dubious

Coptis trifolia (Goldthread, Three-leaved Goldthread)

5/10/2016 · Old Long Loop, Beaver Brook Conservation Area, Hollis, NH

Coptis trifolia (Goldthread, Three-leaved Goldthread)

5/7/2013 · J. Harry Rich Dirt Road, Groton, MA
≈ 3½ × 3½" (9 × 9.1 cm)

Coptis trifolia (Goldthread, Three-leaved Goldthread)

5/10/2016 · Old Long Loop, Beaver Brook Conservation Area, Hollis, NH

Coptis trifolia (Goldthread, Three-leaved Goldthread)

5/7/2013 · J. Harry Rich Dirt Road, Groton, MA
≈ 4 × 4" (10 × 9.9 cm)

Coptis trifolia (Goldthread, Three-leaved Goldthread)

4/27/2016 · Pearl Hill State Park, Townsend, MA

Coptis trifolia (Goldthread, Three-leaved Goldthread)

4/27/2016 · Pearl Hill State Park, Townsend, MA

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