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Black Cohosh

Cimicifuga racemosa

Although Jefferson is not known to have cultivated it, Black Cohosh, or Snakeroot, is abundant in the woodlands of Monticello. This perennial wildflower native to eastern North America prefers shade and moist soil. It shows tall, mobile spikes of white flowers and has a long tradition of medicinal use that extends to modern alternative treatments.

Growth Type: 
Hardiness Zones: 
Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4, Zone 3
Location at Monticello: 
West and East Lawns
Planting Conditions: 
Full Shade
Blooming History: 
2001 Jun 14 to 2001 Jul 182002 Jun 7 to 2002 Jul 232003 Jun 4 to 2003 Jul 252004 Jun 8 to 2004 Jul 192005 Jun 8 to 2005 Jul 282006 Jun 10 to 2006 Jul 202007 Jun 15 to 2007 Aug 162008 Jun 6 to 2008 Jul 252014 Jun 16 to 2014 Jul 10
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