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Search Results:       Common Name: snakeroot

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Checklist from Wisconsin State Herbarium
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      Family Apiaceae (click for list of genera only)  
            Sanicula L. *
              black snakeroot, sanicle (DISTRIBUTION MAP GALLERY of SPECIES)
            Sanicula canadensis L. * +
              Canadian black snakeroot, Canadian sanicle
                 Sanicula canadensis L. var. grandis Fernald
Image of Sanicula canadensis L.
            Sanicula gregaria E.P.Bicknell * +
              clustered black snakeroot
                 Sanicula odorata (Raf.) K.M.Pryer & L.R.Phillippe
                 Triclinium odoratum Raf.
Image of Sanicula gregaria E.P.Bicknell
            Sanicula marilandica L. * +
              black snakeroot, Maryland sanicle
                 Sanicula marilandica L. var. petiolulata Fernald
Image of Sanicula marilandica L.
            Sanicula trifoliata E.P.Bicknell * +
              beaked sanicle, large-fruited black snakeroot
Image of Sanicula trifoliata E.P.Bicknell
      Family Asteraceae (click for list of genera only)  
            Eupatorium rugosum Houtt. var. rugosum * +
              white snakeroot
                 Ageratina altissima (L.) R.M.King & H.Rob.
                 Ageratum altissimum L., non Eupatorium altissimum L.
                 Ageratina altissima (L.) R.M.King & H.Rob. var. altissima
                 Eupatorium rugosum Houtt. var. chlorolepis Fernald
                 Eupatorium rugosum Houtt. var. tomentellum (B.L.Rob.) S.F.Blake
                 Eupatorium rugosum Houtt. var. villicaule (Fernald) S.F.Blake
                 Eupatorium urticaefolium Reichard
                 Eupatorium urticaefolium Reichard var. tomentellum B.L.Rob.
Image of Eupatorium rugosum Houtt. var. rugosum
            Prenanthes L. *
              rattlesnake-root, white-lettuce (DISTRIBUTION MAP GALLERY of SPECIES)
            Prenanthes alba L. * +
              lion's-foot, rattlesnake-root, white-lettuce
                 Nabalus albus (L.) Hook.
Image of Prenanthes alba L.
            Prenanthes aspera Michx. * +
              rough rattlesnake-root, rough white-lettuce
                 Nabalus asperus (Michx.) Torr. & A.Gray
Image of Prenanthes aspera Michx.
            Prenanthes crepidinea Michx. * +
              great white-lettuce, Midwestern white-lettuce, nodding rattlesnake-root
                 Nabalus crepidineus (Michx.) DC.
Image of Prenanthes crepidinea Michx.
            Prenanthes racemosa Michx. * +
              glaucous white-lettuce, purple rattlesnake-root
                 Nabalus racemosus (Michx.) DC.
                 Prenanthes racemosa Michx. subsp. multiflora Cronquist
                 Prenanthes racemosa Michx. var. multiflora (Cronquist) Dorn
                 Prenanthes racemosa Michx. var. racemosa
Image of Prenanthes racemosa Michx.
      Family Polygalaceae (click for list of genera only)  
            Polygala senega L. * +
              Seneca snakeroot, senega root
Image of Polygala senega L.
            Polygala senega L. var. latifolia Torr. & A.Gray +
              Seneca snakeroot
            Polygala senega L. var. senega +
              Seneca snakeroot, senega root
      Family Ranunculaceae (click for list of genera only)  
            Cimicifuga racemosa (L.) Nutt. *
              [Excluded] black cohosh, black snakeroot, false bugbane
                 Actaea monogyma Walter
                 Actaea racemosa L.
Image of Cimicifuga racemosa (L.) Nutt.

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