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Connecticut Plants
Blue Cohosh
Caulophyllum thalictroides (L.) Michx.

Blue cohosh is named for its dark blue berries.

  • Family: barberry (Berberidaceae)
  • Habitat: moist deciduous woods
  • Height: 1-3 feet
  • Flower size: 1/2 inch across
  • Flower color: yellow-green to brown
  • Flowering time: May
  • Origin: native
Caulophyllum thalictroides (L.) Michx.
Caulophyllum thalictroides (L.) Michx.
Caulophyllum thalictroides (L.) Michx.

Photographed in early May in Cheboygan County, Michigan.

Caulophyllum thalictroides (L.) Michx.
Caulophyllum thalictroides (L.) Michx.