Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2220

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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shade ...Variable

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate, reduced upward

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Rays: Yellowish-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 serpentarius   FAMILY Asteraceae_

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Prenanthes serpentaria   FAMILY Asteraceae_

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-06-006:
Prenanthes serpentaria   FAMILY Asteraceae_

GREATER THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Nabalus serpentarius

 

COMMON NAME:
Lion's-foot, Gall-of-the-Earth


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_nase3_001_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm130922_428

September    Pickens County    SC

Table Rock State Park

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JK Marlow    jkm130922_430

September    Pickens County    SC

Table Rock State Park

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JK Marlow    jkm130922_435

September    Pickens County    SC

Table Rock State Park

Principal (inner) involucral bracts much longer than smaller (outer) ones, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

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JK Marlow    jkm180924_4893

September    McCormick County    SC

Parks Mill

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JK Marlow    jkm180925_4989

September    Greenville County    SC

Inner bracts minutely bristly, outer narrowly lanceolate. Rays yellow-white, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

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Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_p_serpentaria_1

September    Catawba County    NC

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Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_p_serpentaria_1987

September    Catawba County    NC

Involucre has 8 principal bracts w a few long coarse hairs, oft black-dotted, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE involucral bracts of Rattlesnake-root

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_p_serpentaria_li

October        

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JK Marlow    jkm061105_039

November    Oconee County    SC

Principal leaves usually evidently lobed, per Weakley's Flora.

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JK Marlow    jkm061105_054

November    Oconee County    SC

image of Nabalus serpentarius

JK Marlow    jkm061105_055

November    Oconee County    SC

Many of the inflorescence branches well-developed, per Weakley's Flora.

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JK Marlow    s061105_a

November    Oconee County    SC