Things Up Close

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I despaired of ever seeing a Rattlesnake Master in my prairie haunts… from what I’d read they are fairly intolerant of anthropogenic disturbance, i.e. human activity… I’d never seen one except in my well-thumbed prairie flower book… Nevertheless, out of the corner of my eye, buried deep in a prairie meadow, I spied one! I was astonished and delighted!
So alien looking, they belong in an Edgar Rice Burroughs setting, like John Carter of Mars… what a great name, Rattlesnake Master… as the name suggests, Indians used the plant’s roots for a variety of medicinal purposes, including snake bites…
This image is a tight view of some blooms… I really should post a wider angle view of more of the plant… perhaps, I will…
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I despaired of ever seeing a Rattlesnake Master in my prairie haunts… from what I’d read they are fairly intolerant of anthropogenic disturbance, i.e. human activity… I’d never seen one except in my well-thumbed prairie flower book… Nevertheless, out of the corner of my eye, buried deep in a prairie meadow, I spied one! I was astonished and delighted!

So alien looking, they belong in an Edgar Rice Burroughs setting, like John Carter of Mars… what a great name, Rattlesnake Master… as the name suggests, Indians used the plant’s roots for a variety of medicinal purposes, including snake bites…

This image is a tight view of some blooms… I really should post a wider angle view of more of the plant… perhaps, I will…

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  1. tiernanogphoto said: Wow, Great name for a fascinating plant
  2. adventuresofalgy said: It would be very interesting to see the whole plant.
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  4. damagedintransit said: Rattlesnake Master…. Yep, I just found my new band name.
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