Golden Seal, Goldenseal Hydrastis canadensis
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Golden Seal, Goldenseal
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Soak in water, let stand in water for 6 hours.
warm stratify for 90 days, cold stratify for 120 days.
sow seed 1/16" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
grow in rich well drained soil, giving 40 - 70% shade.
In a Nutshell:
* Goldenseal ( Orange-root , Orangeroot ; Hydrastis canadensis ) is a perennial herb in the buttercup family Ranunculaceae , native to southeastern Canada and the northeastern United States . It may be distinguished by its thick, yellow knotted rootstock . The stem is purplish and hairy above ground and yellow below ground where it connects to the yellow rhizome. The plant bears two palmate, hairy leaves with 5–7 double-toothed lobes and single, small, inconspicuous flowers with greenish white stamens in the late spring. It bears a single berry like a large raspberry with 10–30 seeds in the summer. more...
* A spring-flowering herbaceous woodland plant with conspicuous stamens; orange or red berries in late summer; needs rich soil; has a thick yellow horizontal root, used medicinally and as a dye; needs rich moist soil, part or full shade; native to mountains in eastern North America. more...
* Goldenseal is a traditional medicine of the North American Indians and is still widely used in Western herbal medicine. In the Nineteenth century it acquired a reputation as a heal-all and was grossly over-collected from the wild and has become rare in the east of its range. It is now being cultivated on a small scale. more...