Only by going alone in silence, without baggage, can one truly get into the heart of the wilderness. All other travel is mere dust and hotels and baggage and chatter.
~John Muir ~


Rattlesnake Master is a tallgrass prairie wildflower that also occurs in much of the southeastern United States. It has long, narrow leaves that bear spines alongs their edges.

Rattlesnake Master
Photo: Mike Habeck.

The plants grow up to four feet tall, and feature sphere-like clusters of tiny flowers that perch atop stalks. Rattlesnake Master is a member of the Parsley Family.