Hydrastis Canadensis is an herbaceous perennial plant native to a wide area of Eastern North America, from Canada to Georgia and west to Kansas. Goldenseal was once commonly found in moist, deciduous woodland, but the population has been dramatically reduced by over harvesting for its medicinal properties. Growing only up to 1 foot, Goldenseal is a small, clump forming plant that spreads slowly through rhizomes. Emerging in the spring, maple-shaped leaves are topped with a single white flower. After flowering, a red, raspberry-shaped berry forms. Goldenseal prefers a shaded, moist woodland environment. The plant has a history of medicinal use and is known for its antibacterial properties. Grow alongside ferns and yellowroot.