Plants of New Brunswick: Goldthread

by Community Forests International on January 31, 2013

Goldthread, Three-leafed Goldthread Copis trifolia

Another native plant to the Acadian Forest, this flower blooms in early June and is very small. It's hard to find but you have probably seen this plant growing as a ground cover under the canopy. A little digging around reveals bright yellow roots (hence the name) that are small and travel far.

Medicinally this herb is used to cleanse and support the liver and blood. The root is very bitter and said to help relieve thirst. Something to think about the next time you're lost in the woods.

This plant is threatened due to disappearing habitat; learn how to identify it and protect it on your land.

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