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Plant Details

Nabalus sp. [= Prenanthes sp.]

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

Scientific Name:

Nabalus sp. [= Prenanthes sp.]

Common Name:

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

Plant Family

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Herb/Wildflower

Habitat Description:

Most of the common NC species are found in forests.

State Rank:

No NC Rank Listed (*)

Global Rank:

No Global Rank listed (*)

State Status:

No NC Status Listed (*)

Federal Status:

No U.S. Status Listed (*)

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

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

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


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