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Boott's Rattlesnake-root (Prenanthes boottii)

  • Global Rank: G2 - Imperiled
  • Legal Status: N/A
  • Family: Asteraceae
  • State: ME, NH, NY, VT
  • Nature Serve ID: 141656
  • Lifeform: Forb/herb
  • Date Inducted in National Collection: 02/10/1987

Where is Boott's Rattlesnake-root (Prenanthes boottii) located in the wild?

States & Provinces:

Boott's Rattlesnake-root can be found in Maine, New Hampshire, New York, Vermont

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Conservation Actions

Nature Serve Biotics
  • 05/02/2017

Twenty occurrences are known from the NY, NH, VT, and ME, ranging in size from 10,000 individuals to a just few plants. This species is found only in fragile, easily impacted alpine environments of four northeastern states and one province in Canada (unconfirmed) and is somewhat threatened by trampling by hikers. Other reasons for its rarity include sparse seedset and low viability.

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Taxon Prenanthes boottii
Authority (DC.) Gray
Family Asteraceae
CPC Number 3615
ITIS 38277
Duration Perennial
Common Names Boott's Rattlesnake Root | alpine rattlesnakeroot
Associated Scientific Names Prenanthes boottii | Nabalus boottii
State Rank
State State Rank
Maine S1
New Hampshire S1
New York S1
Vermont S1
Ecological Relationships

Common Name Name in Text Association Type Source InteractionID
Bumble bees Bombus terricola Suspected Pollinator Floral Link
Bumble bees Bombus vagans Suspected Pollinator Floral Link
Bumble bees Bumble bees Suspected Pollinator Floral Link
Butterflies & Moths
Moths Suspected Pollinator Floral Link
Sphinx moths Hummingbird hawkmoth Suspected Pollinator Floral Link
Flies Suspected Pollinator Floral Link

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