Species Detail

Prenanthes racemosa Michx. unconfirmed
Rattlesnake-root


Scientific Name:  
Prenanthes racemosa Michx. unconfirmed
Common Name:  
Rattlesnake-root
Myaamia Name:  
8iskapiĊĦia
Uses:  
Medicinal
Harvest Seasons:  
Unkn
Habitats:  
Wet Prairie grasslands with flooding
Locations:  
Undetermined
Growth Forms:  
Herb, Wild

Myaamia Archival Sources  
Prenanthes racemosa Michx. unconfirmed
Reference Source Reference Type Archival Data Comments
No Reference Specified Description  "the bulb is white and sticks entirely out of the ground. The stem is one-foot high; with four-sided leaves and a little red button on the head"
No Reference Specified Use - Medicinal  "8icapisia"; "root to protect oneself from the bites of the snake which makes it [the snake] flee"
Botanical Sources  
Prenanthes racemosa Michx. unconfirmed
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
No Reference Specified   Occurs in streambanks; moist meadows and prairies
Related Sources  
Prenanthes racemosa Michx. unconfirmed
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
No Reference Specified   This description closely fits other ethnographic entries of colic-root; Aletris farinosa; except the portion about the little red button on the head--this portion does not fit with Aletris farinosa as taxonomists describe it today. McCafferty unpublished? cites Masthay 2002:237 interpretation of this entry of LeBoullenger ca.1725:folio 151 to describe Prenanthes racemosa; although the description also does not quite fit