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Goldthread (Coptis trifolia) | by Distant Hill Gardens
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Goldthread (Coptis trifolia)

The native plant Goldthread (Coptis trifolia) is in bloom in the wetlands of Distant Hill.

 

The plant gets its name from the threadlike, bright yellow roots which contain the medicinal alkaloid berberine. The anti-inflammatory, antibiotic and anti-tumor effects of berberine are well documented.

 

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Taken on May 13, 2014