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Tall Rattlesnakeroot (Prenanthes altissima)

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Prenanthes Altissima, or more commonly know as Tall 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 Altissima or Tall Rattlesnakeroot's floral region is North America US Lower 48, specifically in the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Vermont.

  • Category: Dicot
  • Genus: Prenanthes
  • Family: Asteraceae
  • Order: Asterales
  • Class: Magnoliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Growth Habit: Forb/herb
  • Native Status: L48 (N) CAN (N)
  • National Wetland Indicator Status: UPL FACU
  • Regional Wetland Indicator Status: 1(FACU-) 2(UPL) 3(FACU) 6(UPL*)




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