48 Sherman Drive Beaufort, SC 29907 danielpayne@naturescapesofbeaufort.com (843) 525 9454

Naturescapes of Beaufort, SC

Endodeca serpentaria syn. Aristolochia serpentaria (Virginia snakeroot)


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This low-growing 1″-6″ tall native perennial isn’t much to look like but it is one of the few larval hosts of the beautiful Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly (in the picture). Its curious purplish flowers are borne at the base of the plant. As the name suggests, it was once used as a treatment for snake bites. Plant in moist to dry high calcium soils. (Even if the rest of your garden has acid soil, the areas close to your driveway or foundation are rich in calcium). It is generally deer resistant. We propagated our plants from native populations in Beaufort and Jasper Counties, SC.

Virginia Snakeroot do not like old dirt in their pots. We shook off the old dirt, repotted them and fertilized them on 5/11/2020. We will start shipping them as soon as they  have geened up and are rooted in good. (1-4 weeks)


Additional information

Weight 0.3 kg
Dimensions 3.5 × 3.5 × 6 in

3.5" Pot Dormant, 3.5" pot