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Black Cohosh

Black Cohosh

Other Names

Black Baneberry
Black Bugbane

Black Cohosh Facts

Black Cohosh is one of several species of Baneberry in the genus Actaea. The binomial name for Black Cohosh is Actaea racemosa. Actaea racemosa is also commonly known as Black Baneberry, and Black Bugbane. Berries from the Baneberry are poisonous to humans, but harmless to birds. Be careful.

Black Cohosh Farms

It may be possible to find any black cohosh farms near your location. We have built a map that will show all of the berry farms in our directory!

Black Cohosh Stories

No license needed during this hunting season
It can typically be found in moist places, often near maidenhair ferns, blue cohosh, Christmas ferns and Baneberry. This week I came ... Its foliage is similar to other herbs and blends into leafy understory plants but the bright red color of the fruit ... Plattsburgh Press Republican [ story ]

Photo provided/Don Seabrook
That's anecdotal, of course, since nobody weighs in with their buckets as they exit state or federal forest land, or takes out a permit to fill up one Nalgene bottle with the fruits of the trail. But after a couple of withered summers, berrying appears ... The Wenatchee World Online [ story ]

Photo - Keeping It Green Nursery - Stanwood, Washington

Selected Species

Arizona Bugbane
Chinese Baneberry
Eurasian Baneberry
Red Baneberry
White Baneberry

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