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Barbed rattlesnakeroot (Prenanthes barbata)

  • Global Rank: G3 - Vulnerable
  • Legal Status: N/A
  • Family: Asteraceae
  • State: AL, AR, GA, KY, LA, MS, OK, TN, TX
  • Nature Serve ID: 154380
  • Lifeform: Forb/herb
  • Date Inducted in National Collection: 07/08/2022

Where is Barbed rattlesnakeroot (Prenanthes barbata) located in the wild?

States & Provinces:

Barbed rattlesnakeroot can be found in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas

Which CPC Partners conserve Barbed rattlesnakeroot (Prenanthes barbata)?

CPC's Plant Sponsorship Program provides long term stewardship of rare plants in our National Collection. We are so grateful for all our donors who have made the Plant Sponsorship Program so successful. We are in the process of acknowledging all our wonderful plant sponsorship donors on our website. This is a work in progress and will be updated regularly.

Conservation Actions

Tina Stanley
  • 07/14/2022
  • Seed Collection

As of July 2022, Southeastern Grasslands Initiative had collected 7 accessions of Prenanthes barbata from populations in Tennessee.

Tina Stanley
  • 07/14/2022
  • Orthodox Seed Banking

As of July 2022, Southeastern Grasslands Initiative holds 13 maternal lines from 7 accessions (wild provenance only) totaling 1155 seeds.

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Taxon Prenanthes barbata
Authority (Torr. & Gray) Milstead
Family Asteraceae
CPC Number 449678
ITIS 38276
Duration Perennial
Common Names Barbed rattlesnakeroot | Flatwoods Rattlesnake-root
Associated Scientific Names Prenanthes serpentaria var. barbata | Nabalus barbatus | Prenanthes barbata
State Rank
State State Rank
Oklahoma S1
Alabama S1S2
Tennessee S2
Texas S3
Arkansas S2
Georgia S2
Kentucky S1
Louisiana S2
Mississippi S1
Ecological Relationships


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