1. small genus of perennial herbs of north temperate regions: bugbane
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  • In good soil and a partly shaded spot we have no handsomer plant in bloom than the tall bugbane (_Cimicifuga racemosa_); from a bunch of thrifty leaves arise a dozen scapes of racemes, creamy white, and six feet high. Scientific American Supplement, No. 299, September 24, 1881
  • Certain perennials such as hosta, astilbe, cimicifuga, kirengeshoma and Japanese anemones are particularly susceptible to frost and freeze damage once they begin growing. -
  • _Cimicifuga_, meaning to drive away bugs, and the old folk-name of bugbane testify to a degree of offensiveness to other insects, where the flies 'enjoyment begins. Wild Flowers Worth Knowing
  • A dark bugbane (formally known as Actaea racemosa or Cimicifuga), which grows almost three feet tall, is one of my favorites for its odd-shaped leaves and color. Growing Insecurity
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