white snakeroot

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Related to Ageratina altissima: Eupatorium rugosum, white snakeroot

white snakeroot

A perennial herb (Eupatorium rugosum Houtt) that contains the toxin tremetol and was once thought to be useful as a remedy for snakebites. The tremetol causes trembles in animals and milk sickness in humans. See: milk sickness; trembles; tremetol
See also: snakeroot

white snakeroot (wītˑ snākˑ·rōōt),

n Latin name:
Eupatorium rugosum; parts used: leaves, root; uses: ague, diarrhea, painful urination, antipyretic, kidney stones, revival of unconscious patients, treat snakebites; precautions: may cause “milk sickness” with indications of weakness, trembles, vomiting, nausea, delirium, and prostration.

white snakeroot

see eupatoriumrugosum.
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Clewell and Wooten (1971) included "luciae-brauniae" in the geographically highly variable Ageratina altissima var.
Representative herbaceous plants include Ageratina altissima, white snakeroot; Galium aparine, bedstraw: Geum canadense, white avens; Poa pratensis, Kentucky bluegrass; Rudbeckia laciniata, cutleaf coneflower; and Viola sororia, sister violet--all common to abundant.
Many of the forbs occurring in this cemetery were woodland species, including Ageratina altissima, Campanulastrum americanum, Cryptotaenia canadensis, Geranium maculatum, Osmorhiza longistylis, Phryma leptostachya, Podophyllum peltatum and Symphyotrichum cordifolium (sagittifolium).