Missouri Wildflower Guide


It is the dame of Oakland gathering herbs --
Here plucking liverwort, and there the rank
Hot stems of penny-royal -- and, anon,
With crooked fingers, in the easy mould,
Digging the sinuous snake-root, and what else
Her curious knowledge finds. In bundles tied,
These all must at her odorous ceiling hang,

 

From "New Pastoral, Book Eleventh" by Thomas Buchanan Read

 

 

 

Sampson's Snakeroot

(This page is incomplete.)

 

  • Bloom Time

    May-Jul

     

  • Habit

    Herbaceous

     

  • Height

    To 3 feet