Friday, May 29, 2015

(Photo) Rattlesnake master wildlflower

I try to be as current with my wildflower pics--but this one, rattlesnake master, I only just identified.

This photograph was taken late last summer at Miami Woods in Morton Grove, Illinois.

As for the unique name, pioneers wrongly thought that the roots of this tall plant with the green bulbous blossom, which is a member of the carrot family, could serve as an antidote to rattlesnake bites.

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