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Prenanthes altissima

Prenanthes altissima L.

Nabalus altissimus (L.) Hook.

Prenanthes altissima L. var. cinnamomea Fernald

Tall White Lettuce

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassAsteridaeA large class that encompasses asters
OrderAsteralesFlowering plants with a central disk flower and surrounding petals, like daisies
FamilyAsteraceaeThe aster family, which also includes daisies and sunflowers; from the Greek ἀστήρ, “star,” for the star-shaped flowers
GenusPrenanthesFrom Greek prenes, “prone, prostrate, with face downward,” and anthos, “flower”
Speciesaltissima“Very tall, tallest”

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Prenanthes altissima description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 19 May 2012.

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Prenanthes altissima (Tall White Lettuce)

7/31/2012 · Bemis Rd Conservation Area, Pepperell, MA
≈ 14 × 21" (34 × 52 cm) ID is uncertain

Prenanthes altissima (Tall White Lettuce)

7/31/2012 · Bemis Rd Conservation Area, Pepperell, MA
≈ 14 × 21" (34 × 52 cm) ID is uncertain

Prenanthes altissima (Tall White Lettuce)

8/19/2010 · Nashua River Rail Trail, Groton, MA
≈ 6 × 4" (15 × 10 cm) ID is uncertain

Prenanthes altissima (Tall White Lettuce)

9/26/2010 · Brooks Woodland Preserve, Swift River Tract, Petersham, MA
≈ 7 × 11" (18 × 27 cm) ID is uncertain

Prenanthes altissima (Tall White Lettuce)

8/19/2010 · Nashua River Rail Trail, Groton, MA
≈ 8 × 5" (19 × 13 cm) ID is uncertain

Prenanthes altissima (Tall White Lettuce)

9/26/2010 · Brooks Woodland Preserve, Swift River Tract, Petersham, MA
≈ 8 × 12" (20 × 31 cm) ID is uncertain

Prenanthes altissima (Tall White Lettuce)

8/19/2010 · Nashua River Rail Trail, Groton, MA
≈ 3½ × 2½" (9.8 × 6.6 cm) ID is uncertain

Prenanthes altissima (Tall White Lettuce)

8/19/2010 · Nashua River Rail Trail, Groton, MA
≈ 3½ × 2½" (9.8 × 6.6 cm) ID is uncertain

Prenanthes altissima (Tall White Lettuce)

9/26/2010 · Brooks Woodland Preserve, Swift River Tract, Petersham, MA
≈ 7 × 11" (18 × 27 cm) ID is uncertain

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