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Yellowroot (Xanthorhiza simplicissima)

Yellowroot (Xanthorhiza Simplicissima)
Credit: Sir William Jackson Hooker (1785 - 1865) | Curtis's botanical magazine vol. 83 ser. 3 nr. 13 tab. 4989 from | License: CC-BY-SA-3.0-migrated GFDL

Xanthorhiza Simplicissima, or more commonly know as Yellowroot, is a subshrub forb/herb of the genus Xanthorhiza. Its duration is perennial which means it will grow year after year. Xanthorhiza Simplicissima or Yellowroot's floral region is North America US Lower 48, specifically in the states of Alabama, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.

  • Category: Dicot
  • Genus: Xanthorhiza
  • Family: Ranunculaceae
  • Order: Ranunculales
  • Class: Magnoliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Growth Habit: Subshrub Forb/herb
  • Native Status: L48 (N)
  • State T/E Status: FL (E)
  • State T/E Common Name: FL (yellow-root)
  • National Wetland Indicator Status: FACW- FACW
  • Regional Wetland Indicator Status: 1(FACW) 2(FACW-) 6(NI)

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