Rattlesnake Root
Chamaelirium luteum (L.) A. GrayLiliaceae

common name synonyms: Blazing Star, Devil's Bit, Fairy Wand, False Unicorn Root, Helonias, Fairywand

scientific name synonyms: C. carolinianum, Helonias dioica, H. lutea, Veratrum luteum

subclass: Monocotyledoneae

superorder: Liliidae

order: Liliales

growth form: herb

life history: perennial

level of invasiveness: benign

weedy in native range: No

noxious weed in the u.s.: No

type of introduction: Intentional

number of vectors: 1.0

introduced range: Europe, Britain

native range: North America

notes: originally had this as Chamaelirion; sent by Bartram to Collinson 1700s

invasiveness notes: benign




Credits: Credits: (c) 2001-2006 J. Forman Orth