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Cimicifuga racemosa

Common Name(s):
Black cohosh, Black snakeroot
Category:
Wildflowers
Comment:

Root stocks are used medicinally

Season:
Summer, fall
Height:
3-8 ft.
Foliage:
Slender stem; 2 or 3 large compound leaves; leaflets are mostly egg-shaped, rounded or somewhat pointed at the base; cleft or sharply toothed on the margins
Flower:
Long, slender, candle-like cluster of small, white flowers; each flower consists largely of a tassel-like group of white stamens with a pistil in the center; no true petals; sepals drop off as the flower opens; small, dry seed pod
Site:
Rich soil; partial shade to shade
Life Cycle:
Perennial

NCCES plant id: 2524

Cimicifuga racemosa Cimicifuga racemosa