Tennessee Smart Yards Native Plants

A comprehensive database of Tennessee native plants

White Snakeroot, Lion’s Foot

White Snakeroot, Lion’s Foot

Nabalus albus (Prenanthes alba)

Part to full shade, moderately wet to moderately dry moisture level, prefers fertile loam but tolerates rocky or sandy soil, slightly acid to neutral pH.  2-3 ft. height, blooms late summer into fall, white flowers.

Germination code:  C(60)

Native region:  Only occurs in Campbell and Knox counties in the Ridge and Valley Province.

Can be a biennial or perennial.  Attractive drooping flowers, often with a pleasant fragrance.  Size of plant is strongly influenced by levels of moisture, light and soil fertility.  Attracts bees.

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