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Black Cohosh, Bugbane, Black Snakeroot, Fairy Candles
Part sun to light shade, moderately wet to moderately dry moisture level, humus rich loam, moderately acid to slightly acid pH. 3-6 ft. height, blooms in summer, white flowers.
Germination Code: ? Seed takes 1-2 years to germinate, and plant needs 3-4 years to flower.
Native Region: Middle and East Tennessee
Long-lived bush-like plant with long candles of tiny, white, fuzzy flowers. Does not transplant well. Attracts bees and butterflies.