Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Prenanthes crepidinea Michx. image
Photographer: Mark Mittelstadt           

Dorothy J. Lott

Dorothy J. Lott

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Kitty Kohout

Mark Mittelstadt

Mark Mittelstadt

Merel R. Black

Patricia A. Trochlell
Family Asteraceae
Prenanthes crepidinea Michx.
great white-lettuce, Midwestern white-lettuce, nodding rattlesnake-root
Prenanthes: from prenes for "drooping" and anthe for "blossom"
crepidinea: like Crepis
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Status: Endangered
Plant: erect, perennial, 5'-9' tall forb with milky juice; stems stout and mostly smooth below the inflorescence
Flower: head 1/2" wide with cream to pale yellow ray flowers, bracts (phyllaries) hairy; inflorescence with nodding heads in branched, 4"-6" wide clusters; blooms Aug.-Sept.
Fruit:dry seed with tan, fluffy pappus
Leaf:alternate, thin, lower leaves sharply toothed or lobed and up to 10" long, upper slightly smaller and not clasping
Habitat: partial to full shade; wet, moist; prairies, thickets, woods
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Nabalus crepidineus (Michx.) DC.

         
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