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[Nabalus asperus (Michx.) Torr. & A.Gray]
Etymology: Prenanthes: from prenes for "drooping" and anthe for "blossom"
Plants: erect, perennial, 2'- 5 1/2' tall forb with milky juice; stems usually with rough hairs
Leaves: alternate, rough especially below, lower leaves tapering to the stalk and falling off early, upper mostly stalkless to clasping
Flowers: head 1/2" wide, with cream ray flowers, bracts (phyllaries) densely hairy; inflorescence with mostly erect heads in dense, long, narrow clusters; blooms Aug.-Sept.
Fruits: dry seed with yellowish, fluffy pappus
Habitat: dry; prairies
Conservation Status: Endangered
Flora of North America: Flora of North America Floristic Rating: Coefficient of Conservatism = 9, Wetland Indicator = UPL WIS DNR-Bureau of Endangered Resources: Detailed information on Wisconsin listed species including state and federal status, photos, etc. Atlas of the Wisconsin Prairie and Savanna Flora: by T.S. Cochrane & H.H. Iltis: habitat, distribution infomation / flowering and fruiting times USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos Southwest School of Botanical Medicine: Britton & Brown Illustrated Flora - 2nd Edition (1913) "An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States and Canada"