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Actaea rubifolia

Actaea rubifolia (Kearney) Kartesz

Appalachian Bugbane

Ranunculaceae (Buttercup Family)

Synonym(s): Actaea cordifolia, Cimicifuga cordifolia, Cimicifuga racemosa var. cordifolia, Cimicifuga rubifolia

USDA Symbol: ACRU14

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Shape: Obovate
Leaf Pubescence: Puberulent , Scabrous
Leaf Margin: Dentate
Leaf Apex: Acuminate
Leaf Base: Cordate
Inflorescence: Raceme , Terminal
Fruit Type: Follicle
Size Notes: Up to about 5 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Aug , Sep , Oct


USA: AL , IL , IN , KY , PA , TN , VA

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) 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 rubifolia in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Actaea rubifolia in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Actaea rubifolia


Record Modified: 2023-05-03
Research By: SET

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