Blue Cohosh (Caulophyllum thalictroides)

Habitat: Forests

Grows in Sun/Shade: Shade

Flowers: Green/Brown

Attributes: Clay soil tolerant

Height: 45-60 cm (17-23 in)

  

Blue Cohosh is an attractive woodland herb that emerges in the spring with purple leaves. Tincture or tea made from dried Blue Cohosh root is used in herbal medicine as a uterine tonic, and as an aid in difficult menstruation. Native Americans used Blue Cohosh to induce labor. It should not be used in pregnancy prior to the ninth month. Use only under advice from a qualified medical practitioner.

  
  

For more information about this plant please visit the Ontario Wildflowers website

  

4265 Wilmot-Easthope Rd., New Hamburg,  (2 km north of highway 7/8 or south of Erb's Road)

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