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Any of various plants, such as bistort, reputed to cure snakebite.


(Plants) another name for bistort2


(ˈbɪs tɔrt)

1. Also called snakeweed. a European plant, Polygonum bistorta, of the buckwheat family, having a twisted root, which is sometimes used as an astringent.
2. any of several related plants, as P. viviparum.
[1570–80; < Medieval Latin bistorta twice twisted. See bis, tort]
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Noun1.snakeweed - low-growing sticky subshrub of southwestern United States having narrow linear leaves on many slender branches and hundreds of tiny yellow flower headssnakeweed - low-growing sticky subshrub of southwestern United States having narrow linear leaves on many slender branches and hundreds of tiny yellow flower heads
genus Gutierrezia, Gutierrezia - sticky perennial herbs and subshrubs of western North America and warm South America
matchbush, matchweed - any of several plants of the genus Gutierrezia having tiny flower heads that resemble the heads of matches
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range management" and describing snakeweed as an "indicator of
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Also, prescribed burning reduced broom snakeweed infestations for a short time and suppressed prickly pear cactus for one or two seasons.
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