BEST OF THE BUNCH - Actaea (Bugbane
) FORMERLY known as cimicifuga, these robust, upright, herbaceous perennials bear spires of fragrant flowers from early to mid-autumn and are particularly useful in shady, damp borders.
Research suggests black cohosh or bugbane
may combat symptoms - however, this should not be taken if you suffer liver problems or high blood pressure.
A member of the buttercup family, black cohosh is a perennial plant native to North America that also is known as black snakeroot, bugbane
, bugwort, rattleroot, rattletop, rattleweed and macrotys, according to the National Institutes of Health.
Some of my favorites: astilbe, bugbane
(Cimicifuga), columbine (Aquilegia), daylilies (Hemerocallis), euphorbias, filipendula, geraniums, meadow rue (Thalictrum), and peonies, and, in the wooded areas, hellebores by the hundreds.
Other CCAs in various stages of development or implementation across the country include those to protect such species as the Oregon spotted frog, the Arizona bugbane
, and the Cossatot leafcup in Arkansas.