Plant Genera


Xanthorhiza

Family Code: RANUNC
Genus Code: XANTH5
Genus CN: yellowroot
Genus Authority: Marshall
Genus Summary: A monotypic genus, a shrub, of temperate e. North America.
Genus Identification: Identification notes: An unmistakable plant, the woody stems usually about knee-high and unbranched, bearing a cluster of pinnate leaves near the tip, and the rhizomes with a bright yellow, staining, bitter-tasting alkaloid.
Genus References: Parfitt in FNA (1997); Tamura in Kubitzki, Rohwer, & Bittrich (1993).
Last Updated: 2019-11-29
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