Blue Cohosh

Caulophyllum thalictroides

Also called Squaw Root, Papoose Root

  • Insignificant yellowish-green flowers
  • Flowers finish and leave behind berry-like seeds
  • As the seeds age, they take on a blue colour
  • Seeds have lasting interest well into the fall
  • Emerging leaves show a tint of blue or purple
  • Blue-green, meadowrue-like foliage
  • Woodland perennial
  • Bloom Time: Early spring

ZONE:
3

COLOUR:
Lime-green

HEIGHT:
45-70 cm

SPREAD:
50-60 cm

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Growing and Maintenance Tips:


Best grown in a shady, woodland area in a rich, humusy, consistently moist soil. Slow to establish and best left undisturbed once mature.  

Additional Notes about Blue Cohosh:


Native to Ontario

Foliage resembles that of thalictrum (Meadow Rue), hence the species name thalictroides.

Characteristics & Attributes


GROWTH RATE:
Slow
ATTRIBUTES:
Seed
FLOWERING TIME:
Early Spring
HABIT:
Upright
Clumping
FOLIAGE COLOR:
Green
Blue