Cimicifuga racemosa
Snakeroot Snake"root`, n. (Bot.) Any one of several plants of different genera and species, most of which are (or were formerly) reputed to be efficacious as remedies for the bites of serpents; also, the roots of any of these. [1913 Webster]

Note: The Virginia snakeroot is {Aristolochia Serpentaria}; black snakeroot is {Sanicula}, esp. {S. Marilandica}, also {Cimicifuga racemosa}; Seneca snakeroot is {Polygala Senega}; button snakeroot is {Liatris}, also {Eryngium}; white snakeroot is {Eupatorium ageratoides}. The name is also applied to some others besides these. [1913 Webster]


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