FFAC "The Cleopatra Project" Art Catalogue August 7 2022

White Snakeroot Ageratina altissima

White Snakeroot is found in Virginia ’ s upland forests, forest edges and in open, disturbed areas. It grows to a height of 18 to 48 inches and displays clusters of small white flowers from late summer through fall. The flower clusters can be up to 6 inches across. All parts of White Snakeroot contain a toxin called tremetol. This toxin can be passed to humans if a person eats either meat or dairy products from livestock that consumed large quantities of the plant, causing a condition referred to as “ milk sickness.” Symptoms of tremetol poisoning include loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting, and may progress to coma and death.

Anne Dean White Snakeroot Watercolor, varnished 12 x 12 $150


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