Photographer: Emmet J. Judziewicz
Caulophyllum thalictroides (L.) Michx.
blue cohosh, papoose-root, squaw-root
Caulophyllum: Greek kaulos for "stem" and phyllum for "leaf"
thalictroides: like Greek plant name, Thalictrum
|Plant: ||erect, perennial, 1'-3' tall forb, smooth|
|Flower: ||green to yellow, 6-parted, 3/8"-1/2" wide; inflorescence a branched, terminal cluster (cyme) of 5-70 flowers; blooms April-May|
|Fruit:||dark blue, berry-like, stalked|
|Leaf:||large, from above the middle of the stem; 3-parted into leaflets which are again 3-parted and 2-5-lobed|
|Habitat: ||moist; woods, forests; in rich soil|