snakeroot

Definitions of snakeroot
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n a plant of the genus Sanicula having palmately compound leaves and unisexual flowers in panicled umbels followed by bristly fruit; reputed to have healing powers

Synonyms:
sanicle
Types:
Sanicula arctopoides, footsteps-of-spring
sanicle of northwestern United States and British Columbia having yellow flowers
Sanicula bipinnatifida, purple sanicle
sanicle of northwestern United States and British Columbia having yellow or red or purple flowers
European sanicle, Sanicula Europaea
sanicle of Europe and Asia having white to pale pink flowers
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

n any of various North American plants of the genus Liatris having racemes or panicles of small discoid flower heads

Synonyms:
blazing star, button snakeroot, gay-feather, gayfeather
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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