Genus: Xanthorhiza

Xanthorhiza simplicissima
Xanthorhiza simplicissima

By Steven D. Glenn

Not peer reviewed

Last Modified 02/24/2012

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Xanthorhiza Marshall, Arbust. Amer. 167. 1785 (also spelled “Zanthorhiza”). TYPE: Xanthorhiza simplicissima.

Key to the species of Xanthorhiza


List of Xanthorhiza Species

References to Xanthorhiza

  • Britton, Nathaniel L. 1929. The shrub yellow-root. J. New York Bot. Gard. 30(359): 265.
  • Nooney, J. 1994. A very valuable shrub: Xanthorhiza simplicissima. Arnoldia (Jamaica Plain) 54: 31-5.
  • Pawling, K. 2011. Propagating shrub yellowroot (Xanthorhiza simplicissima Marsh.). Native Plants J. 12: 37-40.
  • Sprague, T. A. 1929. The botanical name of shrub yellow-root. Kew Bull. 1929: 235-6.
  • Woodhouse, J. 1808. Account of a new, pleasant, and strong bitter, and yellow dye, prepared from the stem and root of the Xanthorhiza tinctoria, or shrub yellow root; with a chemical analysis of the vegetable. Amer. J. Pharm. 58: 161-2.