Rattlesnake Weed

small white and red flowers among green leaves
Rattlesnake Weed. ©Liz Baumann, Santa Monica Mountains Trail Council.

Quick Facts
Height: 2–4 ft.

Leaf Length: 2–6 in.

Flower Diameter: 2–4 in.

Did You Know?
This plant is known as rattlesnake weed because a poultice made from its chewed leaves was believed to be helpful in treating snakebites. Its roots are edible both raw and cooked.

Last updated: November 9, 2018