Queensdelight, cock-up-hat, nettle potato, queen’s delight stillingia, queens root, silver leaf, stillingia, yaw root.
A perennial that grows to 3 feet in height. A milky-juiced plant with fleshy, crowded, leathery, stem. Leaves vary in shape: some are round, others sawtoothed. Flowers are yellow.
May to July.
Sandy, dry soil, pine barrens, old fields, and forest openings.
Rootstock in August or September.
The root has been classed as emetic, cathartic, diuretic.