Prenanthes crepidinea Michx.
Family: Asteraceae
great white-lettuce,  more...
[Nabalus crepidineus (Michx.) DC.]
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Dorothy J. Lott  
Etymology: Prenanthes: from prenes for "drooping" and anthe for "blossom"
Plants: erect, perennial, 5'-9' tall forb with milky juice; stems stout and mostly smooth below the inflorescence
Leaves: alternate, thin, lower leaves sharply toothed or lobed and up to 10" long, upper slightly smaller and not clasping
Flowers: head 1/2" wide with cream to pale yellow ray flowers, bracts (phyllaries) hairy; inflorescence with nodding heads in branched, 4"-6" wide clusters; blooms Aug.-Sept.
Fruits: dry seed with tan, fluffy pappus
Habitat: partial to full shade; wet, moist; prairies, thickets, woods
Conservation Status: Endangered
Prenanthes crepidinea
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Emmet J. Judziewicz  
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Kitty Kohout  
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Merel R. Black  
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Dorothy J. Lott  
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Emmet J. Judziewicz  
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Mark Mittelstadt  
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Patricia A. Trochlell  
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Mark Mittelstadt  
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Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources  
Prenanthes crepidinea image
Emmet J. Judziewicz  
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Mark Mittelstadt  
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