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Tall white lettuce [Nabalus altissimus]

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Common Name: Tall white lettuce
Scientic Name: Nabalus altissimus
Colors: White
Months Appearing: August

Previous genus Prenathes. Also called Tall white rattlesnakeroot.

2-6 ft tall. Unbranched. Hairless stalk.

 Alternating leaves which vary from unlobed to lobed. Lower leaves more likely to be lobed.

Flowers ~3/4 inch long. No disk florets. Can be greenish, creamy, white.

Deciduoous forests, transition forests and wetlands.  Woods of Benzie County, Michigan near Crystall Lake. August 21.     2343, 2340, 2333