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Purple Rattlesnakeroot (Prenanthes racemosa)

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Prenanthes Racemosa, or more commonly know as Purple Rattlesnakeroot, is a forb/herb (a forb/herb is a non-woody plant that is not a grass) of the genus Prenanthes. Its duration is perennial which means it will grow year after year. Prenanthes Racemosa or Purple Rattlesnakeroot's floral region is North America US Lower 48, specifically in the states of Colorado, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

  • Category: Dicot
  • Genus: Prenanthes
  • Family: Asteraceae
  • Order: Asterales
  • Class: Magnoliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Growth Habit: Forb/herb
  • Native Status: L48 (N) CAN (N)
  • State T/E Status: ME (SC) NJ (E) PA (X)
  • State T/E Common Name: ME (glaucous rattlesnake root) NJ (smooth rattlesnake-root) PA (glaucous rattlesnake-root)
  • National Wetland Indicator Status: FACU- FACW
  • Regional Wetland Indicator Status: 1(FACW-) 3(FACW) 4(FACU) 5(FAC) 8(FACU-) 9(FAC)




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