white snakeroot


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Related to white snakeroot: water hemlock, Eupatorium rugosum, Manchineel tree

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
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Eupatorium rugosum Houtt.: White snakeroot; August-September: high, dry woods; abundant; conspicuous; USIH 987.
White snakeroot, ironweed, boneset, wingstem, tall coneflowers and gray-headed coneflowers are budding.
Tall coneflowers, Joe Pye weed, biennial gaura, white snakeroot, jumpseed and common and great ragweed mark the approach of August.
The first week of August brings white snakeroot, boneset, clearweed and jumpseed.
When elderberry flowers turn to fruit, then giant green June beetles appear in the garden, and poisonous white snakeroot is budding.
In the woods and pastures, you can find tall ironweed, wingstem, wild oxeye, small-flowered agrimony, tall bellflower, white snakeroot, wild lettuce, sundrops, heal-all, wild cucumber, jumpseed, tall coneflower, clearweed, touch-me-not and goldenrod.
the appearance of white snakeroot and boneset flowers, and the
The White Snakeroot, Eupatorium Rugosum is about three feet high, with a single stem, numerous branches and oval pointed leaves.