Prenanthes alba

Prenanthes alba


White Rattlesnake Root Category:


Please note: Will go dormant in mid-summer or hot, dry weather in general. 

Key Information:

Soil: Mesic (Medium) – Xeric (Dry)
Sun: Part Shade – Shade
Height:  2-5 feet
Bloom Color:  Pale mauve, lavender to white.
Bloom Season: August – October

More Details:

Suggested Uses: Good for use on wooded shorelines. Can be found growing in woodlands or on rocky shorelines. White Rattlesnake Root prefers fertile loamy soil, but will also grow on sandy soils. Will go dormant in hot, dry weather.

Native Range:  Native to the Northeastern region of the contiguous U.S. and eastern Canada. Native throughout the state of Minnesota.

Pollinators: Bees, beetles and moths.

Flowers:  Drooping or pendulous.

Leaves:  Lobed or deeply lobed, vaguely resembling a lion’s foot, thus the common name Lion’s Foot. Leaf shape varies widely on the plant.

Other Names: White Lettuce, Lion’s Foot

More information: USDA plant profile

Photo credit: Christopher Noll, (CC BY-SA)

Additional information

Weight 2 lbs





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