~Golden Seal~EARTH DAY, should be EVERYDAY~

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Ready to Mature Arkansas Native Herb, Golden Seal, protected in my garden.
This herb is in danger, and it is disappearing fast in the Arkansas forest.

Its sad to see that it one day soon, will only exist in the national forest. So anytime I see Golden Seal that has/or is loosing its habitat.
I dig it, and transplant it in my yard.

It’s a simple beauty, and a small herb, but it has great medicinal values.

The real sad thing is, I could be fined for saving it,
yet the bulldozers can just plow it over with no consequences! What wrong with thaaaat picture??? ,;O)

Photo taken in my personal nature preserve, and natural area

Golden Seal,
Just sprouting with its fruit, and seed already to grow to its maturity….
Arkansas Native Woodland Medicinal Herb….
The stem is purplish and hairy above ground and yellow below ground where it connects to the yellow rhizome. The plant bears 2 palmate, hairy leaves with 5-7 double-toothed lobes and single, small, inconspicuous flowers with greenish white stamens in the late spring. It bears a single berry like a large raspberry with 10-30 seeds in the summer.

Goldenseal is often used as a multi-purpose remedy, having many different medicinal properties. In addition to working as a topical antimicrobial, it can also be taken internally as a digestion aid, and can remove canker sores when gargled with. Goldenseal may be purchased in salve, tablet, tincture form, or as a bulk powder. Goldenseal is often used to boost the medicinal effects of other herbs it is blended or formulated with.

ANOTHER WOODLAND PLANT

The tiny apple is already forming in the bloom. The fruit is also known as May Apple, Mandrake is a native Wild Flower in the Arkansas Forest….plants, and herbs that are endangered by deforeststation, clear cut logging, and a vast population moving to the country, and cutting down everything in sight to have that (SO CALL) pristine grass yard!!!!

Podophyllum peltatum (the mayapple) is a herbaceous perennial plant in the family Berberidaceae, native to the eastern part of North America.

The stems grow to 30-40 cm tall, with palmately lobed leaves up to 20-30 cm diameter with 5-9 deeply cut lobes. The plant produces two growth forms. The ones with a single umbrella-like leaf do not produce any flower or fruit. The plants having a twin leaf (rarely three-leaf) structure, however, bear a single white flower 3-5 cm diameter with six (rarely up to nine) petals, between the two leaves; this matures into a yellow-greenish fruit 2-5 cm long. The plant appears in colonies in open woodlands. Individual shoots are often connected by systems of thick tubers and rhizomes.

Despite the common name mayapple, it is the flower that appears in early May, not the “apple”, which appears later during the summer. The Mayapple is also called the Hogapple, Indian apple, Umbrella plant (shape of the leaves), Wild lemon (flavor of the fruit), Wild mandrake, American mandrake (shape of rhizomes) or “devil’s apple”.

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