Scientific Name: Veronicastrum virginicum L.
Common name: Culver’s Root
Description: Erect, glabrous or villous perennial herb to 5 feet or more tall; flowers and fruits July-August.
Range and Habitat: Primarily a mountain plant native to the southeast in bogs, wet meadows, and stream banks.
In Porcher’s time… Culver’s Root was used as a cathartic, and sometimes as an emetic. It was “peculiarly adapted” to treat typhoid and bilious fevers.