Virginia snakeroot is a perennial plant native to the rich, dry woods of the eastern United
States. Its fibrous, horizontal rootstock produces many thin roots, as well as a wavy stem
that reaches 1 to 3 feet in height. The alternate thin, green leaves are oval, and
heart-shaped, tapering gradually to a point at the apex. A few solitary purple flowers, with
an S-shaped calyx, inflated at both ends, bloom on short, scaly branches near the bottom of
the plant during May and July. The entire plant has a distinct smell similar to turpentine.
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