Bugbane Bugbane
Cimicifuga Americana michx. (Ranunculaceae)

Common Names
American bugbane, bugbane, mountain bugbane, mountain rattle-top, summer cohosh.

A perennial shrub that grows to 3 to 4 feet in height. The plant resembles C. racemosa (L.) Nutt but is not as tall; and it has shorter lateral spikes of small, white flowers plus a terminal spike.

Flowering Period
July to September.

Moist woods.

Rhizomes and roots at end of growing season.

This plant is used as a antispasmodic in some areas. (See C. racemosa.)

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