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White Snakeroot (Ageratina altissima)

  • White Snakeroot (Ageratina Altissima) http://www.sagebud.com/white-snakeroot-ageratina-altissima
    Credit: USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. Illustrated flora of the northern states and Canada. Vol. 3: 361. | USDA PLANTS Database | License: PD USDA PD USDA NRCS
  • White Snakeroot (Ageratina Altissima) http://www.sagebud.com/white-snakeroot-ageratina-altissima
    Credit: Sten Porse | Own photo, taken in Jutland. | License: CC-BY-SA-2.5,2.0,1.0 CC-BY-SA-3.0-migrated GFDL
  • White Snakeroot (Ageratina Altissima) http://www.sagebud.com/white-snakeroot-ageratina-altissima
    Credit: Sten Porse | Own photo, taken in Jutland. | License: CC-BY-SA-2.5,2.0,1.0 CC-BY-SA-3.0-migrated GFDL
  • White Snakeroot (Ageratina Altissima) http://www.sagebud.com/white-snakeroot-ageratina-altissima
    Credit: Sten Porse | Own photo, taken in Jutland. | License: CC-BY-SA-2.5,2.0,1.0 CC-BY-SA-3.0-migrated GFDL
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Ageratina Altissima, or more commonly know as White Snakeroot, is a forb/herb (a forb/herb is a non-woody plant that is not a grass) of the genus Ageratina. Its duration is perennial which means it will grow year after year. Ageratina Altissima or White Snakeroot's floral region is North America US Lower 48, specifically in the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Vermont and Wisconsin.

  • Category: Dicot
  • Genus: Ageratina
  • Family: Asteraceae
  • Order: Asterales
  • Class: Magnoliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Growth Habit: Forb/herb
  • Native Status: L48 (N) CAN (N)
  • National Wetland Indicator Status: UPL FAC
  • Regional Wetland Indicator Status: 1(FACU-) 2(FACU-) 3(FACU) 4(FAC) 5(NI) 6(UPL)




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