Thursday, September 9, 2010
White Snake Root--It could kill a cow!
This beautiful 3-4 foot tall plant has been blooming since July at Coffee Creek. Usually it is covered with butterflies and bees.
A lot of butterflies use the plant as a larva host, so it's nice to have around inspite of being poisonous.
The name comes from early settlers and Native Americans using the root as a snake bite remedy. This is not recommended today due to the poisonous nature of the plant.