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VMs: f90v1 - "Lion root"...?
While thinking about the "Lion Root" herbal pic in the VMS, I did a quick
web-search, and found (amidst all the inevitable garbage) this:-
A root decoction has been used traditionally for dysentery.
The milky juice of this plantis taken internally, and the leaves
are steep[ed] in water and applied as a poultice for snake-bite.
It was also findable via the VCR LTER biodiversity database at Virginia:-
Search Common Names for: Lion%
Common Name: Lion's root
Organism Type: Seed Plants
VCR LTER Species ID Code: PRNSRP
Search Google for: prenanthes serpentaria
Also known as cankerweed, rattlesnake root, gall-of-the-earth
Gall of the earth (Bot.), an herbaceous composite plant with
variously lobed and cleft leaves, usually the Prenanthes serpentaria.
Here's a picture:-
These flowers do have a certain resemblance to the curious flowers on f90v1?
Definition: common perennial herb widely distributed in
the southern and eastern United States having drooping
clusters of pinkish flowers and thick basal leaves
suggesting a lion's foot in shape; sometimes placed
in genus Prenanthes
Synonyms: gall of the earth, Nabalus serpentarius, Prenanthes serpentaria
Type of: herb
Part of: Nabalus
Hmmm... it's probably a plant native to the US, but I thought I'd share
that with you all. :-)
Cheers, .....Nick Pelling.....