Actaea rubifolia
(Appalachian Bugbane)

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Facts About this Plant:

    Common Names: Appalachian Bugbane, American Bugbane, Fairy Candles, Heart-leaved Cohosh, Black Snakeroot, Kearney's Bugbane
    Synonyms: Actaea cordifolia, Cimicifuga cordifolia, Cimicifuga rubifolia
    Lifespan: Perennial
    Zones: 4 - 8
    Type: Forb
    Bloom Time: July - September
    Status: Native

Actaea rubifolia, or Appalachian Bugbane, is a rare plant, native only to Tennessee, Kentucky and southern Indiana and Illinois, and is rare in those areas, growing only in a few scattered locations. It is a perennial, that grows in moist to dryish open woods and along streamsides.

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