[The Buttercup Family West of the Cascade Mountains]

Tall Bugbane

Cimicifuga elata

Synonym: Actaea elata

Tall bugbane from Ainsworth State Park, Columbia Gorge Scenic Area.....June 1990.



Tall bugbane lives in shady lowland forests, mainly west of the Cascades. Its range is from the Olympic Peninsula south to northwestern Oregon.

Tall bugbane from along the Columbia Gorge Highway, east of Multnomah Falls...........June 1990.

Paul Slichter