Promoting the Use of Native Plant Species in the Home Landscape

Blue Cohosh

Plant Leaf

Full Plant

Plant Berry/Flower

Latin Name: Caulophyllum thalictroides

Flower Description:

Inconspicuous flowers can be purplish green and form a loose cluster. These produce the beautiful deep blue berries.

FamilyBarberry
Season BloomSpring
HabitatA woodland plant that first appears with purple leaves and stem before turning green.
CyclePerennial
Height1-3'
Leaf DescriptionLeaves resemble Meadow rue. They are compound with three leaflets and are lobed.
Soil Type Wet
Light Source Partial Shade
LocationWoodland