Devil’s Bit (Succisa pratensis)
Answered by: Inge Poot
Question from: Gary Malone
Posted on: August 8, 1999

Have you ever heard of devil’s bit (Succisa pratensis)? If it’s the same one I’m thinking of this herb is an anti-poison or anti-venom herb.

Hortus Third and Britten & Brown "An Illustrated Flora Of The Northern United States And Canada" both describe the plant. It looks a bit like a scabiosa, and is naturalized on the eastern part of North America, but I could not find any book mentioning its medicinal uses.

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