baneberry, bugbane
Cimicifuga [FNA3, HC]
3 species
1 subspecies and varieties
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Actaea elatatall bugbane
Distribution: Occurring west of the Cascades crest and in the Columbia River Gorge in Washington; British Columbia south to Oregon.
Habitat: Moist, shady woods at low elevations.
Origin: Native
Flowers: June-August
var. elata – tall bugbane
Actaea laciniatacut-leaved bugbane, Mt. Hood bugbane
Distribution: Silver Star Mountain, Skamania County, Washington and the base of Mt. Hood, Oregon.
Habitat: Moist woods at moderate elevations.
Origin: Native
Flowers: June-August
Actaea rubrabaneberry
Distribution: Widely distributed throughout Washington; Alaska south to California, east to the Atlantic Coast.
Habitat: Moist woods and streambanks from low elevations to moderate elevations in the mountains.
Origin: Native
Flowers: April-July