Hydrastis canadensis

Common name: Goldenseal

Native plant

Goldenseal is a short woodland spring-blooming species.  Its small, showy flowers sit atop a long stem that extends from large, maple-shaped leaves.  Flowers give way to bright red raspberry-looking fruit that are eaten by birds and small mammals.  Goldenseal gets its name from its bright yellow root systems which are harvested and sold for its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.  Due to overharvesting, it was once considered endangered in woodland areas but has made quite a comeback.  This plant is a great ornamental for use in shady areas of the landscape.  It will spread and form small colonies if given the room.

Also available in quarts.


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Per unit for pint growing method $6
Flats $72

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Plant Details

Plant type


Soil type

Mesic (Not too Wet Not too Dry)

Light exposure


Bloom period


Urban environment

Requires Protected Site

Growth rate


Flower color


Fall color

Orange Yellow


Mature height
1 Feet
Mature width
1 Feet
Max height
2 Feet
Max width
2 Feet

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