Carolinas and Georgia

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Ranunculales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Actaea racemosa   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Actaea racemosa +   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 076-09-001:
Cimicifuga racemosa   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Common Black Cohosh, Early Black Cohosh, Black Snakeroot


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Look for it in rich cove forests, other mesic & moderately to very fertile forests, per Weakley's Flora

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (rare in Coastal Plain of NC)

 

partial shade shade ...Moist

LEAVES:
Complexly compound, with 2+ levels of pinnate and/or ternate compoundness
Alternate & basal

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White
4 sepals (usually)
Petals absent
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Follicle

 

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Actaea racemosa   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

Common Black Cohosh, Early Black Cohosh, Black Snakeroot