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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Achenes of Ageratina altissima began germinating between 14 and 20 November 1994, when mean daily maximum and minimum temperatures were 15.
Dormancy loss during cold stratification in achenes of Ageratina altissima exhibits a Type 2 response (sensu C.
Cold stratification was required to promote germination of Ageratina altissima achenes at 15/6, 20/10 and 25/15 C.
The light requirement for germination of Ageratina altissima achenes can be fulfilled during cold stratification.
Herbaceous plants occurring beneath these taller trees are Ageratina altissima, Cinna arundinacea, Dichanthelium clandestinum, Elymus virginicus, Galium aparine, Geum canadense, Muhlenbergia schreberi, Poa trivialis, Rubus occidentalis, Sanicula odorata, Stellaria media, Symphyotrichum lateriflorum, and Verbesina alternifolia.
Mid-summer to fall flowering forbs include Ageratina altissima, Agrimonia pubescens, Campanulastrum americanum, Cryptotaenia canadensis, Eupatoriadelphus purpureus, Helianthus decapetalus, Heliopsis helianthoides, Polymnia canadensis, Sanicula odorata, Solidago caesia, Symphyotrichum cordifolium, and S.