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Caulophyllum thalictroides

Also called Squaw Root, Papoose Root


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Caulophyllum thalictroides - Blue Cohosh

More About Caulophyllum thalictroides

  • 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

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario

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

Zone:

3

Height:

45-70 cm

Spread:

50-60 cm

Colour:

Lime-green

Blue Cohosh 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.  

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Caulophyllum thalictroides Characteristics

Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average
Moist to Wet Soils

Growth Rate

Slow

Attributes

Seed

Flowering Time

Early Spring

Habit

Clumping
Upright

Foliage Color

Blue
Green

Landscape uses

Naturalizing
Woodland/woods edge

 Suitable Substitutions for Caulophyllum thalictroides

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