Cimicifuga racemosa, commonly known as black cohosh, black bugbane, black snakeroot and fairy candle. Is a species of flowering plant of the family Ranunculaceae.
It is native to eastern North America from the extreme south of Ontario to central Georgia, and west to Missouri and Arkansas.
It grows in a variety of woodland habitats, and is often found in small woodland openings. The roots and rhizomes have long been used medicinally by Native Americans.