Definition of Ague root
1. Noun. Colicroot having a scurfy or granuliferous perianth and white flowers; southeastern United States.
Group relationships: Aletris, Genus Aletris
Generic synonyms: Colic Root, Colicroot, Crow Corn, Star Grass, Unicorn Root
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Literary usage of Ague root
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1. American Medical Botany: Being a Collection of the Native Medicinal Plants by Jacob Bigelow (1820)
"Some call it ague grass, others ague root, others afar grass." The root of the 'Aletris is highly resinous, and appears to contain a portion of extractive ..."
2. Materia Medica and Special Therapeutics of the New Remedies by Edwin Moses Hale (1897)
"The Aletris far. is designated by many common names, as Blazing-star, Aloe-root, Bettie-grass, Unicorn-root, Ague-root, Ague-grass, Star-root, Devils-bit, ..."
3. Henderson's Handbook of Plants and General Horticulture \ by Peter Henderson (1910)
"... and A. nebulosa are both very delicate, feather-like annual grasses, valuable for bouquet-making and for winter decorative purposes. ague root. ..."