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Prenanthes carrii (Carr's rattlesnake-root)
Cressler, Alan

Prenanthes carrii

Prenanthes carrii Singhurst

Carr's Rattlesnake-root, Carr's Cankerweed, Carr's Gall-of-the-earth

Asteraceae (Aster Family)


USDA Symbol: PRCA5

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Root Type: Tap
Inflorescence: Panicle
Size Notes: 2-1/2 feet to 5 feet in height.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov


Native Distribution: Endemic to the Bandera, Gillespie, Kerr and Real Counties in the Edwards Plateau ecoregion.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Prenanthes carrii in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Prenanthes carrii in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Prenanthes carrii


Record Modified: 2014-10-10
Research By: JAM

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