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button snakeroot

Definitions of button snakeroot
  1. noun
    coarse prickly perennial eryngo of United States thought to cure rattlesnake bite
    synonyms: Eryngium yuccifolium, rattlesnake master, rattlesnake's master
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    type of:
    perennial
    (botany) a plant lasting for three seasons or more
  2. noun
    coarse prickly perennial eryngo with aromatic roots; southeastern United States; often confused with rattlesnake master
    synonyms: Eryngium aquaticum
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    type of:
    herb, herbaceous plant
    a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
  3. noun
    any of various North American plants of the genus Liatris having racemes or panicles of small discoid flower heads
    synonyms: blazing star, gay-feather, gayfeather, snakeroot
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    types:
    Liatris punctata, dotted gayfeather
    herb with many stems bearing narrow slender wands of crowded rose-lavender flowers; central United States and Canada to Texas and northern Mexico
    Liatris pycnostachya, dense blazing star
    perennial of southeastern and central United States having very dense spikes of purple flowers; often cultivated for cut flowers
    type of:
    wild flower, wildflower
    wild or uncultivated flowering plant
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