Common Names: Blue cohosh, squaw root, papoose root
Sub-category: Barberry family
A medium-tall perennial with blue berry-like fruits and bluish-green foliage. From the single stalk rising from the ground, there is a single, large, three-branched leaf plus a fruiting stalk. The bluish-green leaflets are tulip-shaped, entire at the base but serrate at the tip.
It is found in hardwood forests and favors moist coves and hillsides, generally in shady locations, in rich soil.
Primary Flower Color: Green
Secondary Flower Color: Yellow