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Actaea racemosa var. dissecta

Actaea racemosa L. var. dissecta (A. Gray) J. Compton

Black Baneberry, Black Cohosh, Black Snakeroot

Ranunculaceae (Buttercup family)

Synonym(s): Cimicifuga racemosa var. dissecta


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Follicle
Size Notes: Up to about 8 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep


Native Habitat: Moist, mixed deciduous forests, wooded slopes, ravines, creek margins, thickets, moist meadowlands, forest margins, and especially mountainous terrain.

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Actaea racemosa var. dissecta in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Actaea racemosa var. dissecta in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Actaea racemosa var. dissecta


Record Modified: 2020-11-12
Research By: CBR

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