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Caulophyllum thalictroides /Blue Cohosh

Caulophyllum thalictroides   / Caulophyllum thalictroides
Single, three branched leaves arise at ground level
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Single, three branched leaves arise at ground level

A plant with three, three branched leaves

Foliage and fruit

Blue-green foliage

Berries turn blue when ripe

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Scientific Name: Caulophyllum thalictroides
Common Name: Blue Cohosh
Plant Type:
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 2 -3 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White, Green, Pink, Multicolored
Fruit present: Summer
Fruit color: Blue
Light Exposure: Filtered Shade, Shade
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Landscape Categories: Herb
Comments: A single stalk rises from the ground and there is a single, large, three-branched leaf plus a fruiting stalk. The bluish-green leaflets are entire at the base but serrate at the tip. The leaflets are tulip-shaped. An herb that has been reported to hvse uses in brith control and birthing of babies.