Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1151

Forb
Perennial
Has milky sap (latex)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (uncommon in Coastal Plain)

Look for it in forests, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate, reduced upward

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Rays: Yellowish/ Greenish-white
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 altissimus   FAMILY Asteraceae_

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Prenanthes altissima   FAMILY Asteraceae_

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-06-005:
Prenanthes altissima   FAMILY Asteraceae_

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Tall White Lettuce, Tall Rattlesnake-root