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This herbaceous perennial of shorelines and wet prairies has slender, purplish, 3' stems with tightly packed clusters of "Q-tip" buds and pinkish- or purplish-white flower heads. Great for August/September blooms in full sun and moist soils. 


Height: 2-5' tall.

Sun: Full 

Soil: Medium to moist soils.


Wildlife Value: Host plant for 4 species of Lepidoptera larvae, including gray-banded leafroller moth, chain-dotted geometer, and Paralobesia rhoifructana. Pollinated by bees, beetles, and moths. 

Rare and Potentially Threatened species in Ohio.


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Rattlesnake Root, Purple, Prenanthes racemosa

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