White Lettuce

Prenanthes alba

Family Aster (Asteraceae)
Bloom Fall
Habitat Forest
Status Native
Cycle Perennial
Height 2-5′
Flower Clusters of bell-shaped, drooping fragrant flowers that have white to pink petals and purple bracts at their base. Flowers have several stamen filaments hanging below the petals.
Leaf Leaves on the lower stem are long-stalked, mostly triangular with 3-5 sharply pointed lobes. Leaves on the upper stem are smaller, short-stalked and more oblong than triangular.
Notes Stems are smooth, stout, and exude a milky juice when cut or broken.


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