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