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White Snakeroot - Ageratina altissima Early settlers thought that this plant was good to treat snakebites. But, it is actually highly toxic. In fact, Abraham Lincoln&#039;s mother was believed to have died from ingesting this plant (directly or indirectly).<br />
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White Snakeroot - Ageratina altissima

Early settlers thought that this plant was good to treat snakebites. But, it is actually highly toxic. In fact, Abraham Lincoln's mother was believed to have died from ingesting this plant (directly or indirectly).

Habitat: Deciduous forest

    comments (3)

  1. I suppose that technically, a toxic death does solve the snakebite problem. Posted one month ago
    1. Bitten by snake, killed by the cure. Posted one month ago
  2. Yes Ferdy is Right it was the plant what killed the Lady. Posted one month ago

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''Ageratina altissima'', also known as white snakeroot, richweed, or white sanicle, is a poisonous perennial herb in the family Asteraceae, native to eastern and central North America.

Similar species: Asterales
Species identified by Christine Young
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Uploaded Apr 8, 2020. Captured Sep 22, 2019 09:43 in 281 Main St S, Woodbury, CT 06798, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/3.2
  • 1/166s
  • ISO100
  • 100mm