Nabalus serpentarius (Pursh) Hooker

Locations ofNabalus serpentarius (Pursh) Hooker in Virginia

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Botanical Name
Nabalus serpentarius (Pursh) Hooker
Common Name
Lion's foot, Cankerweed
Prenanthes serpentaria Pursh
Flora of Virginia Name/Status
Nabalus serpentarius (Pursh) Hook.
In 2012, we felt that the original molecular work suggesting that Prenanthes as traditionally circumscribed is polyphyletic was old and preliminary, and that additional studies including North American taxa were needed to confirm the relationships of Prenanthes and recognition of Nabalus at the genus level. More recently, additional studies have definitively supported the inclusion of North American Prenanthes in Nabalus. See Schilling et al. (2015, Phytoneuron 2015-19: 1–8).
Mesic to dry upland forests and woodlands. Frequent in the Piedmont; infrequent in the Coastal Plain and mountains.
Native Status

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