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.
William Dwight Whitney, PhD, LLD The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language (New York, NY: The Century Co., 1895) 5725