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Aristolochia serpentaria L.
Virginia snakeroot

General Information
Symbol: ARSE3
Group: Dicot
Family: Aristolochiaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Forb/herb
Native Status: L48   N
Data Source and Documentation
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green round image for nativity Native blue round image for introduced Introduced ocre round image for introduced and nativity Both white round image for no status Absent/Unreported
image for native, but no county data Native, No County Data image for introduced, but no county data Introduced, No County Data both introduced and native, but no county data Both, No County Data
Native Status:
lower 48 status L48    Alaska status AK    Hawaii status HI    Puerto Rico status PR    Virgin Islands status VI    Canada status CAN    Greenland status GL    Saint Pierre and Michelon status SPM   


Symbol Scientific Name Other Common Names
ARCO20 Aristolochia convolvulacea Small
ENSE4 Endodeca serpentaria (L.) Raf. Virginia-Snakeroot
ARSEN Aristolochia serpentaria L. var. nashii (Kearney) H.E. Ahles
ENSEH Endodeca serpentaria (L.) Raf. var. hastata (Nutt.) C.F. Reed
ARHA4 Aristolochia hastata Nutt.
ARNA2 Aristolochia nashii Kearney
ARSEH Aristolochia serpentaria L. var. hastata (Nutt.) Duch.


Click on a scientific name below to expand it in the PLANTS Classification Report.
Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Magnoliidae
Order Aristolochiales
Family Aristolochiaceae – Birthwort family
Genus Aristolochia L. – dutchman's pipe
Species Aristolochia serpentaria L. – Virginia snakeroot

Subordinate Taxa

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Legal Status

Threatened and Endangered Information:
This plant is listed by the U.S. federal government or a state. Common names are from state and federal lists. Click on a place name to get a complete protected plant list for that location.
Virginia snakeroot
Aristolochia serpentaria var. hastata
narrow-leaved snakeroot
Virginia snakeroot
Virginia snakeroot
New York
Virginia snakeroot

Wetland Status

Interpreting Wetland Status


ENSE4  Endodeca serpentaria (L.) Raf.

Top Level Regions
Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain FACU
Eastern Mountains and Piedmont UPL
Great Plains FACU
Midwest UPL
Northcentral & Northeast UPL



Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds


Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds

Description of Values

Value Class Food Cover