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Plant Details

Caulophyllum thalictroides

Blue Cohosh, Papooseroot

Scientific Name:

Caulophyllum thalictroides

Common Name:

Blue Cohosh, Papooseroot

Plant Family

Berberidaceae (Barberry Family)

Native/Alien:

Native

Type:

Perennial

Bloom Color(s):

Green

Size in Feet:

2

Light:

Shade

Soil Moisture:

Mesic(*)

Bloom Time:

April - May

Bloom Area:

Mountains, rare Piedmont

Blooms

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Max Patch 2001

Blooms close up

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Tom Harville
May

Leaves

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Martha Baskin
Nantahala, NC
Aug

Berries

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Martha Baskin
Nantahala, NC
May

The name comes from the blue berries.

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

eFloras Plants
Nearctica Plants
Bird-Friendly Native Plants

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