Endodeca serpentaria (Virginia Snakeroot)

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Endodeca serpentaria (Virginia Snakeroot)

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Formerly Aristolochia serpentaria; This demure, unobtrusive plant is sought after for its medicinal qualities.  Rarely seen in bloom, the small brown flowers are mini versions of those found on its relative Aristolochia macrophylla. The pulverized plant was considered to be the best remedy for snakebites.  It is also a host for the pipevine swallowtail caterpillar.   Found in mixed hardwood forests in part sun in moist to dry, well-drained soils. Grows 6-14" tall; Blooms June-July; Zone 4-9; WV ecotype

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