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Plant Details

Actaea racemosa (=Cimicifuga racemosa)

Black Cohosh

Scientific Name:

Actaea racemosa (=Cimicifuga racemosa)

Common Name:

Black Cohosh

Plant Family

Ranunculaceae (Buttercup Family)

Native/Alien:

Native

Type:

Perennial

Size in Feet:

7 - 8

Light:

Shade, Part-sun

Soil Moisture:

Mesic(*)

Bloom Time:

May - June - July

Bloom Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, scattered along the Coast

New Shoots

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Tom Harville
April

Plant

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Tom Harville
April

Buds

The buds open from the bottom up over a week or two

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Tom Harville
Early June

Blooms with Turkscap Lilies

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Martha Baskin
Topton NC

Blooms with Turkscaps and Friend

Note the blooms opening

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Martha Baskin
Topton, NC

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

NCSU Plants
eFloras Plants
Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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