Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1150

Forb
Perennial
Has milky sap (latex)

Native to North Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Uncommon (rare south of VA)

Look for it in forests, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate, reduced upward

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Rays: White/ Pinkish
Disc: Absent
Ray flowers bisexual
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Reddish-brown
Achene

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Asterales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Nabalus albus   FAMILY Asteraceae_

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Prenanthes alba   FAMILY Asteraceae_

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-06-002a:
Prenanthes alba ssp. alba   FAMILY Asteraceae_

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Nabalus albus

 

COMMON NAME:
White Lettuce, Northern Rattlesnake-root