Glaucus White Lettuce

Not rare, but not common, either.

GLAUCUS WHITE LETTUCE (Prenanthes racemosa)

This is one of those plants that’s not rare, but not common, either. Perhaps that’s why I always get excited when I see it. These towering plants have tight clusters of white flowers that develop in the clasping leaf axils from the upper half of the plant. Flowers are densely hairy, unlike the rest of the plant. Grows with stiff goldenrod, meadow blazingstar, big bluestem, Sorghastrum,  northern reed grass and bog birch.

Flower Colour: pink to white
Life Cycle: perennial
Sun Exposure: full sun
Bloom Period: August – October
Height: 1 – 4 ft
Soil: medium – moist