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Nabalus sp. [= Prenanthes sp.]

Rattlesnake-root, Gall-of-the-earth, Lion's Foot, White Lettuce

Scientific Name:

Nabalus sp. [= Prenanthes sp.]

Genus:

Nabalus

Species Epithet:

sp.

Common Name:

Rattlesnake-root, Gall-of-the-earth, Lion's Foot, White Lettuce

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

0-1 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

White, Pink

Light:

Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day, Less than 2 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Dry, Moist

Bloom Time:

July, August, September, October, November

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Most of the common NC species are found in forests.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Compound

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Not Recommended for home landscapes

Notes:

Weakley 2015 puts the North American species that were formerly Prenanthes into the genus Nabalus.
Nabalus albus (Northern Rattlesnake-root) is listed by the NC Natural Heritage Program.

Blooms

image

Sandhills Game Land, Millstone Creek Natural Area, October 2004
© Tom Harville

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


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