Black cohosh, also known as baneberry
, black snakeroot, bugbane, rattleweed and rattleroot, grows in eastern North America, from southern Maine to Georgia (Ramsey, 1997).
Volatile or essential oils as poisonous principle: Baneberry
, Buttercups, Crowfoot, Ground Ivy, Lobelia, Snakeberry, Spurge White Cohish
or Doll's Eye are its common names.
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Deadly nightshade (black berries), climbing nightshade (red or black berries), poison ivy and poison sumac (white berries) and plants like baneberry
, doll's eyes, leopardsbane and a host of unfamiliar plants are best admired at a distance.