Goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis)

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Illustration of Hydrastis canadensis by Rose Pellicano

Species: Hydrastis canadensis
Common Name: Goldenseal
Status: CITES Appendix II; Endangered,
Connecticut, Georgia, Massachusetts,
Minnesota, New Jersey, Vermont
Range: United States

Map of United States illustrating the range of Hydrastis canadensis

Artist: Gillian Harris
Artist Home Country: United States
Medium: Watercolor

Goldenseal has long been collected for its
medicinal qualities. Native Americans used
goldenseal root to treat various ailments
and valued it as a yellow dye. It is still
collected from the wild for use in herbal
medicinal preparations.

National Herbarium preserved specimen of Hydrastis canadensis