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Black Snakeroot Stenanthium densum

Other plants called Black Snakeroot:

Previously known as:

  • Zigadenus densus
Phonetic Spelling
sten-ANTH-ee-um DEN-sum
This plant has high severity poison characteristics.
See below
Description

Osceola's Plume is a long-lived native perennial wildflower that naturalizes easily in pine woodlands and moist flatlands near the coastal plains.  A wild species that may be difficult to find in cultivation.

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#showy flowers#poisonous#white flowers#NC native#long lifespan#native wildflower#food source summer#Coastal FACW#Piedmont Mountains OBL#problem for cats#problem for dogs#problem for children#problem for horses#audubon
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#showy flowers#poisonous#white flowers#NC native#long lifespan#native wildflower#food source summer#Coastal FACW#Piedmont Mountains OBL#problem for cats#problem for dogs#problem for children#problem for horses#audubon
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Stenanthium
    Species:
    densum
    Family:
    Melanthiaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Seed
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Southeastern and central U.S.A.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Herbaceous Perennial
    Native Plant
    Poisonous
    Wildflower
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Occasionally Wet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11b, 11a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Summer
    Fruit Type:
    Capsule
    Fruit Description:
    Dark brown capsules display from May to July.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Description:
    Small white 5-petaled flowers are attached to a 3'-5' stalk. They bloom from April to June.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Leaves are needlike
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Native Garden
    Problems:
    Poisonous to Humans
    Problem for Cats
    Problem for Children
    Problem for Dogs
    Problem for Horses
  • Poisonous to Humans:
    Poison Severity:
    High
    Poison Symptoms:
    Onion-like bulbs it may cause death in humans and is likely to cause death in livestock and pets. It can also cause a coma.
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Alkaloids
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    No
    Poison Part:
    Roots