Polymnia canadensis L.  
Family: Asteraceae
pale-flowered leaf-cup, white-flowered leaf-cup
[Polymnia canadensis f. radiata L., Polymnia canadensis var. radiata L., Polymnia radiata (A.Gray) Small]
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Christopher Noll  
Etymology: Polymnia: for Greek Muse Polymnia, muse of sacred music and dance
Plants: erect, perennial, 1'-4' tall forb
Leaves: up to 12" long; oblong, pinnately-lobed, oak-like, the stalk often winged only near the stem, mostly opposite
Flowers: head white to yellow, 3/8" wide; inflorescence clusters of heads at the ends of the branches; blooms June-Sept.
Fruits: dry seed without fluffy pappus
Habitat: moist; woods, forests, cliffs
Conservation Status: Native
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Merel R. Black  
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Christopher Noll  
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Paul E. Berry  
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