Seneca Snakeroot - Stem and Flowers
“Polygala senega of eastern North America. It sends up several stems from hard knotty root-stocks, bearing single close racemes of white flowers.” —Whitney, 1889
This illustration includes the upper portion of the stem and the flowers.
Keywordsflowers, flower, stem, stems, Polygala Senega, milkwort, rattlesnake root, hard stocks, knotty roots, mountain flax, seneca snakeroot, senegaroot, snakeroot
William Dwight Whitney, PhD, LLD The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language (New York, NY: The Century Co., 1895) 5725