Wild flower - Blue Cohosh
I have found a plant near the margin of the woods which has purplish foliage...which looks like a dicentra...but the blossom (its early May and it's blooming) looks like a nightshade.... I'm wondering if it is a true wildflower or if it is a perennial which has made itself at home in the woods...any input would be appreciated. I'm combing the wildflower sites (North America) to no avail. *A Bit of persistance pays off but in this case I was looking for something else and found my answer to this question!*
It's listed as an Eastern Ontario wildflower ...Blue Cohosh. Gather that there is a Black Cohosh which is the herbal remedy...have some more research to find out why it's called Blue...it's a lovely looking plant but strictly a wildflower...will leave it alone...and look for it again next spring!
- 4 May, 2011