Blue Cohosh Plant

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Sun And Shade,
Height At Maturity
Under 3 Feet
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Blue Cohosh 

Blue cohosh ( Caulophyllum Thalictroides ) has a likeness to the highly divided multiple leaves of Meadow Rue Thalictrum. The plant is grown throughout North America. The word 'Cohosh' came from the Algonquin Indian word, meaning "rough," referring to the texture and appearance of the plant's roots. The root is used in making medicines. It is thought to have the same outcomes as the hormone estrogen.


Developing from the single stem from the soil into a large, single leaf, it branched into three segments, spreading and becoming very bushy once it matured. The purple-green flowers of the plant blossom in the mid of April into a bright blue berry-like fruit that stays for the whole summer season. The ovary ruptures, and each fruit grows into seeds; the two seeds grow out of the fruit a little while after the developmental process of the seed begins and expose themself. It results in breaking the wall of the seed and developing into blue-colored, large berry-like seeds right above the leaves.


Blue cohosh flower consists of six stamens and a pistil in the center when the early spring flower blossoms


Cross-pollination occurs at that time. The petals consist of very fleshy glands that produce nectar, and solitary bees keep coming at it. Leaflets of the plant have a resemblance to the shape of tulips. The plants grow healthy in shaded areas with moist and rich soil. However, the germination process of the plant may take up as long as three seasons to germinate.

It is used widely for medical purposes, primarily women-related health concerns such as starting menstruation, used as a laxative, stopping muscle contractions, stimulating the uterus, and during labor. It also treats period cramps, epilepsy, hysterics, sore throat, uterus inflammation, and several joint problems.

A survey conducted concluded that in the United States, 64% of midwives were reported to use this plant for labor, as the delivery pain may cause myocardial infarction, heart failure, or severe shock. It should be used considering the safety precautions during pregnancy and should not be used without medical or professional recommendations and supervision. It is a herbal remedy for regulating menstruation and a uterine tonic.

Its flowers are believed to induce smooth labor and menstrual cycles. The plant's berries, leaves, or roots may irritate the skin when touched when raw. The plant can be grown in a home garden with deep shades. They are grown primarily in woodland areas with deep shades and moist soil and can be found through farmed sources. The water requirement for adequate and proper growth is medium. The seeds have reportedly been tested and used as a substitute for coffee.

 Blue cohosh is available online at Tn Nursery


Reviews (4)

  • 4

    Posted by Maria Hernandez on Jan 23, 2022

    This is a great plant when creating meadows to vast spaces in your vacation house. Beautiful and attracting butterflies in the ecosystem.

  • 5

    Posted by Tyler Howard on Jan 12, 2022

    Well packaged, healthy plants.

  • 5

    Posted by Christopher Davis on Jan 09, 2022

    My blue cohosh is lushing out as springtime is in the offing. I am excited to flourish it in full. I have been so satisfied with my purchases at TN nursery. They never failed me, ever.

  • 5

    Posted by Christopher on Jan 07, 2022

    This plant created a meadow around my garden. I had the best selection of this perennial plant from TN Nursery. Thank you for keeping my orders a priority and providing a superb handling.

Shipping Information

We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.

Shipping Dates
Ships November through April

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