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  Caulophyllum thalictroides (L.) Michx. image
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Family Berberidaceae
Caulophyllum thalictroides (L.) Michx.
blue cohosh
Caulophyllum: Greek kaulos for "stem" and phyllum for "leaf"
thalictroides: like Greek plant name, Thalictrum
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Status: Native
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
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Caulophyllum thalictroides (L.) Michx. var. thalictroides
Leontice thalictroides L.

         
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