Blue Cohosh - Caulophyllum Thalictroides
Blue Cohosh is often referred to as squall root. It is a flowering perennial with handsome blue-green foliage and fruit that resembles blueberries. Blue cohosh grows from a single upright stalk and features tulip -shaped leaves at the base. It is common in the underbrush of hardwood forests and favors shade and moist soil. A charming and practical addition to any lawn, it has been used as a medicinal herb for centuries by Native American tribes. Blue cohosh is the common name for this plant. It is from the genus callophyllum. As a woodland garden style plant, it tends to grow in clumps where planted. It is also suitable for larger pots as an indoor plant. The season that the blue cohosh tends to favor is spring. It is a perennial meaning that one will only need to plant this once and it will come back every spring.