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Caulophyllum giganteum (Giant blue cohosh)
Smith, R.W.

Caulophyllum giganteum

Caulophyllum giganteum (Farw.) Loconte & Blackwell

Giant Blue Cohosh

Berberidaceae (Barberry Family)

Synonym(s): Caulophyllum thalictroides var. giganteum

USDA Symbol: CAGI6

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Berry
Size Notes: Up to about 28 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Red , Yellow , Purple , Brown
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May


USA: KY , MA , MD , MI , NC , NH , NY , OH , PA , TN , VA , VT , WV
Canada: ON , QC
Native Distribution:

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 Caulophyllum giganteum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Caulophyllum giganteum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Caulophyllum giganteum


Record Modified: 2023-01-25
Research By: Joseph A. Marcus

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