White Snakeroot


Plant Family: Asteraceae (Aster)

Botanical Name: Eupatorium rugosum ‘Chocolate’

Alternative Name: Ageratina altissima ‘Chocolate’

Duration: Perennial

Blooms: September – to frost

Location in Garden: MacNider Entrance (2008 – present)

Medicinal Uses: Used by Native Americans to treat snakebites, thus the name. Settlers who drank milk from cows who ingested the plant often developed a disease called milk sickness.

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