Black Cohosh is a member of the Ranunculaceae family and a true showstopper in a medicinal garden. Incredibly beautiful with lovely foliage, this native perennial offers tall forming racemes up to 2 ft long that attract many pollinators, especially bees. Also known as faerie candles and rattle root, Native Americans traditionally work/ed with the roots and rhizomes of this important healing plant for many ailments including rheumatism and persistent cough. Today’s modern herbalists praise Black Cohosh for support in healing a wide range of reproductive issues from PMS to fertility challenges and menopause. A plant with versatile healing gifts and great beauty, Black Cohosh is listed as endangered in Massachusetts and Illinois and is on the United Plant Savers' "At Risk" list. Growing this special plant is of great benefit to the preservation and further proliferation of this very magical native flora. Requires 90 days moist/cold stratification.
Black Cohosh (Cimicifuga racemosa)