Xanthorhiza


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Xan`tho`rhi´za


n.1.(Bot.) A genus of shrubby ranunculaceous plants of North America, including only the species Xanthorhiza apiifolia, which has roots of a deep yellow color; yellowroot. The bark is intensely bitter, and is sometimes used as a tonic.
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Viosp FAC Vitis rotundifolia Vitrot FAC Woodwardia areolata Wooare FACW Xanthorhiza simplicissima Xansim FACW
There are a hundred or more candidates, from Ajuga to groundcover roses to Waldsteinia (Siberian Barren Strawberry) and Xanthorhiza (Yellowroot).