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Prenanthes altissima

Common Name(s):
Rattlesnake root, Tall white lettuce
Category:
Wildflowers
Season:
Summer into fall
Height:
3-7 ft.
Foliage:
Leaves vary in shape, may be triangular, heart-shaped, lobed or entire; milky sap in stems and leaves
Flower:
Cluster of 5 to 6 nodding, greenish white or yellow, trumpet-shaped flowers; series of short, smooth bracts tops a series of longer bracts
Site:
Dry woods (especially oak)
Life Cycle:
Biennial

NCCES plant id: 2701

Prenanthes altissima Prenanthes altissima