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Cimicifuga americana

Common Name(s):
American bugbane, Black snakeroot
Category:
Wildflowers
Season:
Summer into fall
Height:
3-8 ft.
Foliage:
Alternate, compound leaf with numerous, ovate, coarsely toothed leaflets; mostly basal
Flower:
Up to 1 ft., slender raceme of tiny white flowers; no petals; short-lived sepals; strong foul odor attracts flies for pollination; opens from base upward; three or more pistils; seed pods are stalked
Site:
Rich woods
Life Cycle:
Perennial

NCCES plant id: 2523

Cimicifuga americana Cimicifuga americana
Nicholas Turland
Cimicifuga americana Cimicifuga americana
Nicholas Turland, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0
Cimicifuga americana Cimicifuga americana
Matt Tillett, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0