Hydrastis canadensis, or golden seal, is a perennial herb from a thick rhizome with yellowish cell sap. It has two leaves, near the top of an unbranched stalk, that are 3- to 7-lobed. The flower is solitary with many greenish-yellow stamens and pistils and no petals. The inedible fruit is berry-like and crimson. The plant has been cultivated commercially on a small scale in the mountains as a medicinal plant due to use of the rootstock as a digestive aid, insect repellent and yellow dye.
Also known as
goldenseal, orangeroot and yellow puccoon
How to care for Goldenseal
Goldenseal needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
Goldenseal may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.
Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
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Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.
To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Goldenseal after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.