Pappoose Root.

Caulophyllum thalictroides. Barberry Family. Apr. - May.

Plant 1 - 3 feet high, found in rich woods. New Brunswick to Manitoba and southward.


Greenish yellow, more or less tinged with the bluish color of the plant; flowers about 1/2 inch across, 6 divisions, borne in small clusters, which appear before the leaves are fully expanded. Seeds blue.


Compound, leaflets lobed. Whole plant covered with a whitish bloom when young.