abundant plant is easily spotted once you 'see'
The dense single spike of small white
flowes is 2 - 4" long and sits well above the basal
leaves. The stalk is a bit hairy. The leaves are
dark blue-green with white veins that has a strong
white line running the length of the small (1 - 3")
ovate leaves. The plant grows to 18" generally.
June to August
The basal rosette
of leaves are very characteristic and is probably
where the plant gets its name, looking vaguely like
a snake's skin.
This plant is relatively abundant in
well-drained wooded slopes of usually oak and