White Rattlesnakeroot (Prenanthes alba)


Prenanthes Alba, or more commonly know as White 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 biennial or bi-annual which means it can grow or bloom twice, in the first year and the following year. Prenanthes Alba or White Rattlesnakeroot's floral region is North America US Lower 48, specifically in the states of Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, North Dakota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Virginia, Vermont and Wisconsin.

  • Category: Dicot
  • Genus: Prenanthes
  • Family: Asteraceae
  • Order: Asterales
  • Class: Magnoliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Biennial Perennial
  • Growth Habit: Forb/herb
  • Native Status: L48 (N) CAN (N)
  • State T/E Status: KY (E)
  • State T/E Common Name: KY (white rattlesnake-root)
  • National Wetland Indicator Status: FACU
  • Regional Wetland Indicator Status: 1(FACU) 2(FACU) 3(FACU) 4(FACU)

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