Black cohosh

Black cohosh – Actacea racemosa

Black cohosh is considered a medicinal plant. It blooms in middle to late spring, which makes it useful for many species of bumblebees and native bees.

Bloom time: Spring (late May – early June)
Height: Leaves grow around 3′ tall, flowering stalks can reach up to 4-5′
Light: Partial shade to partial sun
Water: Once established, does not require much extra water
Soil: Well-drained soil


The following images of black cohosh were taken by the greenhouse located on Metropolitan State University’s main St. Paul campus.

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