Definition of Nabalus serpentarius
1. Noun. 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.
Group relationships: Genus Nabalus, Nabalus
Generic synonyms: Herb, Herbaceous Plant
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Literary usage of Nabalus serpentarius
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1. Handbook of the Flora of Philadelphia and Vicinity: Containing Data Relating by Ida Augusta Keller, Stewardson Brown (1905)
"M. p. 907. Woods. Late summer. 3. nabalus serpentarius (Pursh.) Hook. Lion's-foot, Gall-of-the-earth. M. p. 907. Fields and thickets. Summer and fall. 4. ..."
2. The Vascular Flora of Pennsylvania: Annotated Checklist and Atlas by Ann Fowler Rhoads, William M. Klein (1993)
"nabalus serpentarius (Pursh) Hook. P Prenanthes trifoliolata (Cass.) Fern. Gall-of-the-earth Herbaceous perennial Sandy or rocky, open woods and shale ..."
3. Bulletin by United States Bureau of Plant Industry (1905)
"... common in rich, moist woods from Canada to Georgia and Kentucky. ¡'art unril.—Plant (nonofficial). nabalus serpentarius ( I'ursh) Hook. ..."
4. Torreya by Torrey Botanical Club (1913)
"... Eupatorium rotundi- folium L.; Solidago odora Ait., the most abundant goldenrod; and gall-of-the-earth, nabalus serpentarius (Pursh) Hook. ..."
5. Botany of the United States North of Virginia: Comprising Descriptions of by Lewis Caleb Beck (1848)
"Pursh states that this plant is used as a cure for the bite of the rattlesnake in the same manner as nabalus serpentarius, ..."