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Common Name: Lion's Foot
Prenanthes serpentaria is a perennial plant that can grow up to 1.50 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and source of materials..
Eastern N. America - Massachusetts to Florida, west to Ohio and Mississippi.
Fields and thickets[
]. Oak-hickory woodlands, borders, oak flats, pine woods, sandy areas at elevations of 100 - 1700 metres[
Succeeds in shade or semi-shade in a moist but well-drained humus-rich neutral to acid soil[
The plant is said to be an antidote for snake bites[
The juice of the plant repels snakes[
Seed - surface sow in a greenhouse in spring. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts.