Medicinal Shrubs and Woody Vines: Lyonia and Manfreda virginica, Rattlesnake Master


  • Torey
    Torey Posts: 5,624 admin

    These are new species for me. Are they common in your area, Judson?

    Lyonia looks very pretty.

    I live a couple of hours north of the northern extent of rattlers in BC so hopefully I will never need to treat snake bites. Although, with the changes we are seeing in the weather, they might move northward with some of the other species of wildlife that are changing their habits and migration patterns.

  • judsoncarroll4
    judsoncarroll4 Posts: 5,455 admin

    They are very common here. Rattlesnake Master is another that can be confused with skunk cabbage and false hellebore in early spring. Lyonia grows throughout the mountains. It is pretty. It has the Ericaceae type flowers but usually grows in small sprays instead of bushes.