Definition of Culvers root
1. Noun. A tall perennial herb having spikes of small white or purple flowers; common in eastern North America.
Generic synonyms: Asterid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Family Scrophulariaceae, Figwort Family, Foxglove Family, Scrophulariaceae
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Literary usage of Culvers root
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1. Annual Statement of the Trade and Commerce of St. Louis by George H Morgan, Merchants' Exchange of St. Louis (1899)
"Such large receipts of ginseng, golden seal, serpentaria, culvers root, etc., have never been known in St. Louis, which has always been considered an ..."
2. A Botanical Index to All the Medicinal Plants, Barks, Roots, Seeds and by Allan Pollock (1872)
"... Culvers root, Culvers Physic, Black Root, Brinton Root, Tall Veronica, Virginia Speedwell, Veronica, Bowman's Root. Button Snake Root, Gayfeather, ..."
3. Organic materia medica: Including the Standard Remedies of the Leading by Parke, Davis & Company, Davis & Company Parke (1888)
"Colocynth, Culvers' root, Garden Celandine, Golden-seal, Ipecac, Jurubeba, Rhubarb (chiefly for children). Sodium Phosphate, Stillingia, Wahoo. ..."
4. Chemical and pharmaceutical directory of all the chemicals and preparations by John Rudolphy (1877)
"... of poke berries, of poke root, of culvers root, of centaury minor, of American centaury. of assa fetida, of thyme. of belladonna leaves, of belladonna ..."