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Snakeroot Ageratina

Other Common Name(s):

Other plants called Snakeroot:

Phonetic Spelling
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Description

The principal cause of "milk sickness," which is transmitted to humans through the milk of cattle that have eaten it.

 

Season: Summer, fall

Site: Rich woods; partial shade

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#fall#white#partial shade#summer#perennial#white flowers#wildflowers#flowering#perennial flowers#cattle problems#woodland
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#fall#white#partial shade#summer#perennial#white flowers#wildflowers#flowering#perennial flowers#cattle problems#woodland
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Ageratina
    Family:
    Asteraceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Perennial
    Wildflower
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    White
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Tubular
    Flower Description:
    Head of 15 to 30 tubular, white flowers in a dense, flat-topped cluster
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Pairs of egg-shaped leaves, 3 to 6 in. long; sharply toothed margins; heart-shaped base; taper pointed tips
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Woodland