Black Cohosh

Cimicifuga racemosa

[cimicifuga_racemosa]

Although Jefferson is not known to have cultivated it, Black Cohosh, or Snakeroot, is abundant in the woodlands of Monticello. This perennial wildflower native to eastern North America prefers shade and moist soil. It shows tall, mobile spikes of white flowers and has a long tradition of medicinal use that extends to modern alternative treatments.

Growth Type: Perennial Color(s): White Hardiness Zones: 3 - 8 Location at Monticello: West and East Lawns Planting Conditions: Full Shade Map it:

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Blooming Dates 2001: Jun 14 – Jul 182002: Jun 7 – Jul 232003: Jun 4 – Jul 252004: Jun 8 – Jul 192005: Jun 8 – Jul 282006: Jun 10 – Jul 202007: Jun 15 – Aug 162008: Jun 6 – Jul 252014: Jun 16 – Jul 10