Taxon  Report   2328    
Coptis laciniata  A. Gray
Oregon golden thread,  Oregon goldthread
Coptis laciniata
© 2006 David McClurg
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Coptis laciniata
© 2012 Kjirsten Wayman
Coptis laciniata
© 2008 Sierra Pacific Industries
Coptis laciniata, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 4.2 (limited distribution).   8th Edition

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Plant Characteristics
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Coptis laciniata
© 2008 Zoya Akulova
Genus: Coptis
Communities: Redwood Forest, Douglas-Fir Forest, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN + CNPS + PLANTS

More information about  Coptis laciniata
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 20, 2019).