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(ser'pen-tā'rē-ă, -tar'ē-ă),
The dried rhizome and roots of Aristolochia serpentaria, Virginia snakeroot, or of A. reticulata, Texas snakeroot (family Aristolochiaceae); a stomachic.
Synonym(s): snakeroot (1)
[L. snakeweed]
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Virginia Snakeroot, Aristolochia serpentaria, has spread throughout the old frontier territories and presents a deadly danger.
FAVOURITES have landed this in all but one of the last six renewals and champion trainer Willie Mullins has saddled the last two winners in Tarkari and Serpentaria.
Four forb species had C [greater than or equal to] 7, including Aristolochia serpentaria, Comandra umbellata, Lysimachia lanceolata, and Tradescantia virginiana.
The Mullins team will also have high expectations for Serpentaria, which has Aura About You to beat in the listed ITBA Fillies Scheme Mares Hurdle.
That trainer supplied Walsh with his second winner as Serpentaria proved much too strong for her rivals in the conditions hurdle.
But Serpentaria might keep the Mullins bandwagon rolling.
Aura About You, sixth in the race last season when she also ran third to Quevega at the Cheltenham Festival, is another leading contender, while Serpentaria, a five-time hurdles winner for Mullins, is seeking her first win since joining Gordon Elliott.
Although tackling three miles for the first time, Serpentaria looks the day's banker in the opening Keelings Irish Strawberry Hurdle.
At Wincanton on Saturday, Serpentaria may clash with leading Champion Hurdle hopes Celestial Halo, Punjabi and Starluck in the Bathwick Tyres Kingwell Hurdle.
The Easter Festival Hurdle is fascinating highlight on tomorrow's card at Cork, with the classy ESSEX and NICANOR, both hindered by injury in recent seasons, opposed by Willie Mullins' in-form mare SERPENTARIA.