Cimicifuga heracleifolia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Ranunculales
Family: Ranunculaceae
Genus: Cimicifuga

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Cimicifuga (bugbane or cohosh) is a genus of between 12-18 species of flowering plants belonging to the family Ranunculaceae, native to temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere.

The genus is closely related to Actaea, and many botanists include it in that genus; if included, the number of species in Actaea rises from 8 to 20-26.

The name Cimicifuga means 'bedbug repeller'.

Selected species
  • Cimicifuga americana
  • Cimicifuga arizonica
  • Cimicifuga biternata
  • Cimicifuga brachycarpa
  • Cimicifuga dahurica
  • Cimicifuga elata
  • Cimicifuga europaea
  • Cimicifuga foetida
  • Cimicifuga heracleifolia
  • Cimicifuga japonica
  • Cimicifuga laciniata
  • Cimicifuga nanchuanensis
  • Cimicifuga racemosa
  • Cimicifuga rubifolia
  • Cimicifuga simplex - Sheng ma in Chinese (Chinese: 升麻; pinyin: Sheng ma)
  • Cimicifuga yunnanensis
  • Cimicifuga rhizoma - also often translated as Sheng ma Chinese herb

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