Graceful hardy herbaceous perennials 2-4 ft. high, with divided leaves, and long erect trusses of white and yellowish flowers useful for cutting during the summer months, albeit somewhat strong-smelling. They flourish in any ordinary soil, and are increased by division or from seeds. The best kinds are: americana, cordi-folia, dahurica, japonica, racemosa (fig. 190), simplex, and verticillata.

Cimicifuga racemosa.

Fig. 190. - Cimicifuga racemosa.