Virginia Snakeroot, Virginia Snake Root Aristolochia serpentaria - Aristolochia polyrrhizos , Endodeca polyrrhizos , Aristolochia officinalis , Aristolochia sagittata , Endodeca bartonii , Endodeca dodecandra , Endodeca hastata , Endodeca serpentaria , Pistolochia serpentaria , Endodeca polyrrhizos
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Virginia Snakeroot, Virginia Snake Root
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Growing Info, follow in order:
Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
cold stratify for 90 days.
sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
In a Nutshell:
* Aristolochia serpentaria is a species of perennial flowering plant in the Aristolochiaceae (birthwort) family. The species is commonly known as Virginia snakeroot and is native to eastern North America, from Connecticut to southern Michigan and south to Texas and Florida. more...
* Use Ornamental: Showy, Ground cover
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Larval Host: Pipevine swallowtail butterfly. more...
* The Virginia snakeroot is attracting increasing interest for its medicinal virtues and as a result is becoming uncommon in the wild. It merits consideration for cultivation in forest areas. It is used in a number of proprietary medicines for treating skin, circulatory and kidney disorders. more...