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Ageratina spp.

Common Name(s):
Snakeroot, White snakeroot
Category:
Wildflowers
Comment:

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

Season:
Summer, fall
Height:
1-5 ft.
Foliage:
Pairs of egg-shaped leaves, 3 to 6 in. long; sharply toothed margins; heart-shaped base; taper pointed tips
Flower:
Head of 15 to 30 tubular, white flowers in a dense, flat-topped cluster
Site:
Rich woods; partial shade
Life Cycle:
Perennial

NCCES plant id: 2466

Ageratina adenophora Ageratina adenophora
John Tann, CC BY - 2.0
Ageratina adenophora Ageratina adenophora
Dinesh Valke, CC BY - 2.0
Ageratina altissima Ageratina altissima
Eleanor, CC BY-NC-2.0
Ageratina altissima Ageratina altissima
Eleanor, CC BY-NC-2.0
Ageratina articulata Ageratina articulata
Quimbaya, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0
Ageratina pichinchensis Ageratina pichinchensis
Instituto Humboldt, CC BY-NC-ND - 4.0
Ageratina riparia Ageratina riparia
Forest and Kim Starr, CC BY - 2.0
Ageratina vaccinifolia Ageratina vaccinifolia
Instituto Humboldt, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0