Common Name: Black Cohosh

  • Habit: Perennial Herb
  • Light: Shade (< 2 hrs. direct sun), Part Shade (2-5 hrs. direct sun)
  • Water Needs: Moist, Average
  • Height: 2-5′
  • Flower: White, Jun, Jul
  • Fruit: Dry green
  • Fall Color: No
  • Natural Habitat: Bottomland Deciduous Forest, Upland Deciduous Forest
  • Larval host for: Spring Azure Butterfly (Celastrina ladon)

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Shade-loving perennial herb with deeply cleft, glossy leaves.  A tall spike of tiny white flowers blooms in summer.  Prefers the moist, humus-rich soils of cove forests.  Another common name is “fairy candles” which refers to the bright spires of flowers that stand out in the deep shade where this plant naturally occurs.  Excellent deep shade pollinator support, attracts many species of bees, and numerous butterflies.

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