The sepals are white and are easily mistaken for petals. The four to seven petals are yellow and club-like, and they are smaller than the stamens which are numerous and thread-like with delicate anthers.
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Description for Goldthread
Coptis is a genus of between 10to15 species of flowering plants in the family Ranunculaceae, native to Asia and North America.
Planting and care
An accurate soil test will tell you where your pH currently stands. Acidic (sour) soil is counteracted by applying finely ground limestone, and alkaline (sweet) soil is treated with ground sulfur.If you order roses from a mail-order company, order early, in January or February (March at the latest). They are usually shipped in the spring as bare roots when plants are fully dormant, well before they have leafed out
Caring for Goldthread
- Start with pruning shears for smaller growth. Use loppers, which look like giant, long-handle shears, for growth that is more than half an inch thick. A small pruning saw is handy, as it cuts on both the push and the pull.
Typical uses of Goldthread
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
Medicinal use: Coptis chinensis is an herb used in traditional Chinese medicine. Sometimes referred to as huang lian or goldthread, extracts of the herb s roots are available in dietary supplement form. Often used to treat gastrointestinal problems, Coptis chinensis is also said to protect against some forms of cancer.
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