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‚ÄčA native perennial forb, rattlesnake master is often found in open, burned woodlands and prairies across the southeastern US, but can also be found in the Midwest.  This member of the carrot family blooms from June to September.  It was once thought that a tea made from the roots of this plant could be used as an antidote to rattlesnake bites, thus the source of its common name.  But this belief turned out to be incorrect.  

This woodland wildflower was seen on a recently burned longleaf pine stand on the Escambia Experimental Forest near Brewton, Alabama. 

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