Ageratina altissima, White Snakeroot


Historical Uses:

The Cherokee Nation was reported to use A. altissima as an antidiarrheal, diuretic, and febrifuge. The roots were also used as stimulants and tonics. The Chickasaw Nation was reported to chew the roots for toothaches. The Choctaw Nation was also noted to use the roots for stimulants, tonics, and toothaches.



  • Listing ID: 1088
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Soil Moisture: 1-5 (dry to wet): 2-4
  • Stratification: 60 days cold moist stratification required, photoreactive
  • Bloom Time: July-October
  • Family: Asteraceae (Aster)
  • Sunlight Exposure: Partial shade to full sun
  • Latin Name: Ageratina altissima
  • Common Name: White Snakeroot
  • Eco-Region: 251