Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia

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Most habitat and range descriptions were obtained from Weakley's Flora.

Your search found 47 taxa in the family Asteraceae, Aster or Sunflower family - with ONLY RAY flowers, as understood by Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Chicory, Blue Sailors, Succory
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Cichorium intybus   FAMILY: Asteraceae_
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cichorium intybus   FAMILY: Asteraceae_
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cichorium intybus 179-04-001   FAMILY: Asteraceae_

 

Look for it in roadsides, fencerows, vacant lots, disturbed areas

Common

Non-native: Europe

 


drawing of Lapsana communis, Nipplewort need picture of leaf or frond of Lapsana communis, Nipplewort need picture of flower of Lapsana communis, Nipplewort need picture of sepals or involucral bracts of Lapsana communis, Nipplewort need picture of fruit of Lapsana communis, Nipplewort
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speaker icon Common Name: Nipplewort
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Lapsana communis   FAMILY: Asteraceae_
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Lapsana communis   FAMILY: Asteraceae_
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Lapsana communis 179-05-001   FAMILY: Asteraceae_

 

Look for it in fields, forests, disturbed areas

Rare in GA & NC

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon Common Name: Slender Rattlesnake-root, One-sided Rattlesnake-root
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Nabalus autumnalis   FAMILY: Asteraceae_
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Prenanthes autumnalis   FAMILY: Asteraceae_
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Prenanthes autumnalis 179-06-001   FAMILY: Asteraceae_

 

Look for it in pocosins, pine savannas, forest edges

Uncommon in NC-SC, rare in GA, endemic to the Southeastern Coastal Plain

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


drawing of Nabalus albus, White Rattlesnake-root, Northern Rattlesnake-root, White Lettuce need picture of leaf or frond of Nabalus albus, White Rattlesnake-root, Northern Rattlesnake-root, White Lettuce need picture of flower of Nabalus albus, White Rattlesnake-root, Northern Rattlesnake-root, White Lettuce need picture of sepals or involucral bracts of Nabalus albus, White Rattlesnake-root, Northern Rattlesnake-root, White Lettuce need picture of fruit of Nabalus albus, White Rattlesnake-root, Northern Rattlesnake-root, White Lettuce
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speaker icon Common Name: White Rattlesnake-root, Northern Rattlesnake-root, White Lettuce
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Nabalus albus   FAMILY: Asteraceae_
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Prenanthes alba   FAMILY: Asteraceae_
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Prenanthes alba ssp. alba 179-06-002a   FAMILY: Asteraceae_

 

Look for it in forests, especially over calcareous substrates

Rare south and west of VA

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Gall-of-the-earth, Three-leaved Rattlesnake-root
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Nabalus trifoliolatus   FAMILY: Asteraceae_
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Prenanthes trifoliolata   FAMILY: Asteraceae_
INCLUDING Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Prenanthes trifoliolata 179-06-002b &003   FAMILY: Asteraceae_

 

Look for it in forests

Common in NC Mountains, rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Roan Mountain Rattlesnake-root, Appalachian Rattlesnake-root
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Nabalus roanensis   FAMILY: Asteraceae_
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Prenanthes roanensis   FAMILY: Asteraceae_
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Prenanthes roanensis 179-06-004   FAMILY: Asteraceae_

 

Look for it in mountain forests, grassy balds, at high elevations

Rare, an endemic

Native to North Carolina

 


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Common Name: Cylindrical Rattlesnake-root, Appalachian Rattlesnake-root
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Nabalus cylindricus   FAMILY: Asteraceae_
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Prenanthes roanensis   FAMILY: Asteraceae_
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Prenanthes roanensis 179-06-004?   FAMILY: Asteraceae_

 

Look for it in mountain forests, grassy balds, at moderate to high elevations

Rare, an endemic

Native to North Carolina

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Tall Rattlesnake-root, Tall White Lettuce
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Nabalus altissimus   FAMILY: Asteraceae_
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Prenanthes altissima   FAMILY: Asteraceae_
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Prenanthes altissima 179-06-005   FAMILY: Asteraceae_

 

Look for it in forests

Common (uncommon in Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Lion's-foot Rattlesnake-root, Gall-of-the-Earth
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Nabalus serpentaria   FAMILY: Asteraceae_
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Prenanthes serpentaria   FAMILY: Asteraceae_
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Prenanthes serpentaria 179-06-006   FAMILY: Asteraceae_

 

Look for it in forests

Common (uncommon in Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Barbed Rattlesnake-root, Flatwoods Rattlesnake-root, Prairie Lion’s-foot
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Nabalus barbatus   FAMILY: Asteraceae_
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Prenanthes barbata   FAMILY: Asteraceae_

 

Look for it in limestone glades, calcareous barrens, and calcareous oak flatwoods

Rare

Native to Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Prickly Lettuce
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Lactuca serriola   FAMILY: Asteraceae_
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Lactuca serriola   FAMILY: Asteraceae_
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Lactuca scariola 179-07-001   FAMILY: Asteraceae_

 

Look for it on roadsides, disturbed ground, pastures

Common (rare in GA Coastal Plain)

Non-native: Europe

 


drawing of Lactuca saligna, Willowleaf Lettuce need picture of leaf or frond of Lactuca saligna, Willowleaf Lettuce need picture of flower of Lactuca saligna, Willowleaf Lettuce need picture of sepals or involucral bracts of Lactuca saligna, Willowleaf Lettuce need picture of fruit of Lactuca saligna, Willowleaf Lettuce
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speaker icon Common Name: Willowleaf Lettuce
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Lactuca saligna   FAMILY: Asteraceae_
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Lactuca saligna   FAMILY: Asteraceae_
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Lactuca saligna 179-07-002   FAMILY: Asteraceae_

 

Look for it in fields, on roadsides, disturbed ground, perhaps associated with circumneutral soils

Rare in GA-NC-SC

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: American Wild Lettuce, Canada Lettuce
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Lactuca canadensis   FAMILY: Asteraceae_
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Lactuca canadensis   FAMILY: Asteraceae_
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Lactuca canadensis 179-07-003   FAMILY: Asteraceae_

 

Look for it in fields, on roadsides, disturbed ground

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Red Wood Lettuce, Downy Lettuce, Hairy Lettuce
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Lactuca hirsuta   FAMILY: Asteraceae_
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Lactuca hirsuta var. sanguinea   FAMILY: Asteraceae_
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Lactuca hirsuta 179-07-004   FAMILY: Asteraceae_

 

Look for it in forests and along forest edges

Uncommon in Carolina Coastal Plain, rare elsewhere

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Coastal Plain Lettuce, Slender Wild Lettuce, Grassleaf Lettuce
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Lactuca graminifolia var. graminifolia   FAMILY: Asteraceae_
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Lactuca graminifolia var. graminifolia   FAMILY: Asteraceae_
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Lactuca graminifolia 179-07-005   FAMILY: Asteraceae_

 

Look for it in mesic to dry-mesic pine-oak woodlands and forests, longleaf pine sandhills, sandy fields, and sandy roadsides

Common in Coastal Plain (rare elsewhere)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Tall Blue Lettuce
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Lactuca biennis   FAMILY: Asteraceae_
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Lactuca biennis   FAMILY: Asteraceae_
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Lactuca biennis 179-07-006   FAMILY: Asteraceae_

 

Look for it in pastures, along roadsides, forest edges, thickets

Common (rare in SC)

Native to the Carolinas

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Woodland Lettuce
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Lactuca floridana   FAMILY: Asteraceae_
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Lactuca floridana var. floridana   FAMILY: Asteraceae_
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Lactuca floridana 179-07-007   FAMILY: Asteraceae_

 

Look for it in mesic & dry-mesic forests

Common (rare in GA Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Field Sowthistle, Perennial Sowthistle
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Sonchus arvensis var. glabrescens   FAMILY: Asteraceae_
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Sonchus arvensis ssp. uliginosus   FAMILY: Asteraceae_
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Sonchus arvensis 179-08-001   FAMILY: Asteraceae_

 

Look for it in disturbed areas

Non-native: Europe

 


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Common Name: Field Sowthistle, Perennial Sowthistle
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Sonchus arvensis var. arvensis   FAMILY: Asteraceae_
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Sonchus arvensis ssp. arvensis   FAMILY: Asteraceae_

 

Look for it in disturbed areas

Rare

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Prickly Sowthistle, Spiny-leaf Sowthistle
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Sonchus asper   FAMILY: Asteraceae_
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Sonchus asper   FAMILY: Asteraceae_
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Sonchus asper 179-08-002   FAMILY: Asteraceae_

 

Look for it on roadsides, in fields, pastures, disturbed areas

Common

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Annual Sowthistle, Common Sowthistle
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Sonchus oleraceus   FAMILY: Asteraceae_
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Sonchus oleraceus   FAMILY: Asteraceae_
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Sonchus oleraceus 179-08-003   FAMILY: Asteraceae_

 

Look for it on roadsides, in fields, pastures, disturbed areas

Uncommon

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Mouse-ear Hawkweed
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Pilosella officinarum   FAMILY: Asteraceae_
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Hieracium pilosella var. pilosella   FAMILY: Asteraceae_
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Hieracium pilosella 179-10-001   FAMILY: Asteraceae_

 

Look for it in pastures, along roadsides, in disturbed areas

Uncommon (rare in GA)

Non-native: Europe

 


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Common Name: Whiplash Hawkweed
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Pilosella flagellaris   FAMILY: Asteraceae_
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Hieracium ×flagellare var. flagellare   FAMILY: Asteraceae_

 

Look for it on roadsides

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Orange Hawkweed, Devil's Paintbrush, Orange King-devil
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Pilosella aurantiaca   FAMILY: Asteraceae_
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Hieracium aurantiacum   FAMILY: Asteraceae_
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Hieracium aurantiacum 179-10-002   FAMILY: Asteraceae_

 

Look for it in pastures, roadsides

Rare

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Field Hawkweed, Yellow King-devil, Meadow Hawkweed
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Pilosella caespitosa   FAMILY: Asteraceae_
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Hieracium caespitosum   FAMILY: Asteraceae_
(?) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Hieracium pratense 179-10-003   FAMILY: Asteraceae_

 

Look for it in pastures, fields, roadsides, grassy balds

Common

Non-native: Europe

 


drawing of Pilosella piloselloides, Smooth Hawkweed, Glaucous King-devil, Tall Hawkweed need picture of leaf or frond of Pilosella piloselloides, Smooth Hawkweed, Glaucous King-devil, Tall Hawkweed need picture of flower of Pilosella piloselloides, Smooth Hawkweed, Glaucous King-devil, Tall Hawkweed need picture of sepals or involucral bracts of Pilosella piloselloides, Smooth Hawkweed, Glaucous King-devil, Tall Hawkweed need picture of fruit of Pilosella piloselloides, Smooth Hawkweed, Glaucous King-devil, Tall Hawkweed
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speaker icon Common Name: Smooth Hawkweed, Glaucous King-devil, Tall Hawkweed
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Pilosella piloselloides   FAMILY: Asteraceae_
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Hieracium piloselloides   FAMILY: Asteraceae_
(?) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Hieracium florentinum 179-10-004   FAMILY: Asteraceae_

 

Look for it in fields, pastures, roadsides

Uncommon in NC, rare in GA & SC

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Rattlesnake Hawkweed, Rattlesnake Weed, Veiny Hawkweed
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Hieracium venosum   FAMILY: Asteraceae_
(?) PLANTS National Database: Hieracium venosum   FAMILY: Asteraceae_
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Hieracium venosum 179-10-005   FAMILY: Asteraceae_

 

Look for it in dry forests, woodland margins, roadsides

Common (uncommon in NC-SC Coastal Plain, rare in GA Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Panicled Hawkweed, Leafy Hawkweed, Allegheny Hawkweed
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Hieracium paniculatum   FAMILY: Asteraceae_
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Hieracium paniculatum   FAMILY: Asteraceae_
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Hieracium paniculatum 179-10-006   FAMILY: Asteraceae_

 

Look for it in dry to mesic forests, esp along dirt roads

Common in NC-SC Mountains (uncommon in NC Pdmt & in GA) (rare in SC Pdmt)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Maryland Hawkweed
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Hieracium marianum   FAMILY: Asteraceae_
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Hieracium marianum   FAMILY: Asteraceae_
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Hieracium ×marianum 179-10-007   FAMILY: Asteraceae_

 

Look for it in dry forests, woodland margins, roadsides

Common (rare in GA Coastal Plain, uncommon in GA Mountains)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Hairy Hawkweed, Beaked Hawkweed
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Hieracium gronovii   FAMILY: Asteraceae_
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Hieracium gronovii   FAMILY: Asteraceae_
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Hieracium gronovii 179-10-008   FAMILY: Asteraceae_

 

Look for it in sandhills, dry forests, woodland margins, roadsides

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Rough Hawkweed
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Hieracium scabrum   FAMILY: Asteraceae_
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Hieracium scabrum var. scabrum   FAMILY: Asteraceae_
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Hieracium scabrum 179-10-009   FAMILY: Asteraceae_

 

Look for it in dry forests, on woodland margins, roadsides

Common in NC Mountains, uncommon or rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Asiatic Hawksbeard, Youngia, Japanese Crepis, Oriental False Hawksbeard
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Youngia japonica   FAMILY: Asteraceae_
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Youngia japonica   FAMILY: Asteraceae_
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Crepis japonica 179-11-001   FAMILY: Asteraceae_

 

Look for it on roadsides, in disturbed areas, on trail edges

Uncommon

Non-native: southeast Asia

 


drawing of Crepis pulchra, Smallflower Hawksbeard need picture of leaf or frond of Crepis pulchra, Smallflower Hawksbeard need picture of flower of Crepis pulchra, Smallflower Hawksbeard need picture of sepals or involucral bracts of Crepis pulchra, Smallflower Hawksbeard need picture of fruit of Crepis pulchra, Smallflower Hawksbeard
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Common Name: Smallflower Hawksbeard
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Crepis pulchra   FAMILY: Asteraceae_
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Crepis pulchra   FAMILY: Asteraceae_
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Crepis pulchra 179-11-002   FAMILY: Asteraceae_

 

Look for it on roadsides, fields, disturbed areas

Common in Piedmont, uncommon in Mountains, rare in Coastal Plain

Non-native: Eurasia

 


drawing of Crepis capillaris, Smooth Hawksbeard need picture of leaf or frond of Crepis capillaris, Smooth Hawksbeard need picture of flower of Crepis capillaris, Smooth Hawksbeard need picture of sepals or involucral bracts of Crepis capillaris, Smooth Hawksbeard need picture of fruit of Crepis capillaris, Smooth Hawksbeard
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Common Name: Smooth Hawksbeard
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Crepis capillaris   FAMILY: Asteraceae_
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Crepis capillaris   FAMILY: Asteraceae_
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Crepis capillaris 179-11-003   FAMILY: Asteraceae_

 

Look for it in pastures, roadsides, disturbed areas

Common in NC Mountains, rare elsewhere

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Hairy Cat's-ear, Spotted Cat's-ear, Cat's Ear Dandelion
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Hypochaeris radicata   FAMILY: Asteraceae_
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Hypochaeris radicata   FAMILY: Asteraceae_
SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Hypochoeris radicata 179-13-002   FAMILY: Asteraceae_

 

Look for it on roadsides, in fields, disturbed areas

Common

Non-native: Eurasia

 


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Common Name: Smooth Cat's-ear
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Hypochaeris glabra   FAMILY: Asteraceae_
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Hypochaeris glabra   FAMILY: Asteraceae_
SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Hypochoeris glabra 179-13-003   FAMILY: Asteraceae_

 

Look for it in roadsides, fields, disturbed areas

Common in GA & SC (rare in NC)

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Vegetable Oyster, Yellow Salsify, Western Salsify, Yellow Goatsbeard
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Tragopogon dubius   FAMILY: Asteraceae_
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Tragopogon dubius   FAMILY: Asteraceae_
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Tragopogon dubius 179-14-001   FAMILY: Asteraceae_

 

Look for it on roadsides, in fields, other disturbed places

Rare in NC

Non-native: Europe

 


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Common Name: Purple Salsify, Vegetable Oyster, Oyster Plant, Purple Goatsbeard
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Tragopogon porrifolius   FAMILY: Asteraceae_
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Tragopogon porrifolius   FAMILY: Asteraceae_
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Tragopogon porrifolius 179-14-002   FAMILY: Asteraceae_

 

Look for it on roadsides, in fields

Rare, as well as waif(s)

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon Common Name: Orange Dwarf-dandelion, Two-flower Dwarf-dandelion, Two-flower Cynthia
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Krigia biflora var. biflora   FAMILY: Asteraceae_
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Krigia biflora var. biflora   FAMILY: Asteraceae_
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Krigia biflora 179-15-001   FAMILY: Asteraceae_

 

Look for it in rich, moist forests

Rare

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Mountain Dwarf-dandelion, Mountain Cynthia
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Krigia montana   FAMILY: Asteraceae_
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Krigia montana   FAMILY: Asteraceae_
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Krigia montana 179-15-002   FAMILY: Asteraceae_

 

Look for it on cliffs & rock outcrops, at medium to high elevations

Uncommon (rare in GA-SC), endemic to the Southern Appalachians

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Colonial Dwarf-dandelion, Potato Dwarf-dandelion
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Krigia dandelion   FAMILY: Asteraceae_
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Krigia dandelion   FAMILY: Asteraceae_
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Krigia dandelion 179-15-003   FAMILY: Asteraceae_

 

Look for it in rocky woodlands, roadsides, disturbed areas

Common (uncommon in Coastal Plain, rare in GA)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Virginia Dwarf-dandelion
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Krigia virginica   FAMILY: Asteraceae_
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Krigia virginica   FAMILY: Asteraceae_
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Krigia virginica 179-15-004   FAMILY: Asteraceae_

 

Look for it in rocky woodlands, roadsides, disturbed areas

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Opposite-leaf Dwarf-dandelion
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Krigia cespitosa   FAMILY: Asteraceae_
INCLUDED WITHIN & ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT PLANTS National Database: Krigia caespitosa   FAMILY: Asteraceae_
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Krigia oppositifolia 179-15-005   FAMILY: Asteraceae_

 

Look for it in fields, roadsides, disturbed places

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Carolina False-dandelion
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Pyrrhopappus carolinianus   FAMILY: Asteraceae_
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Pyrrhopappus carolinianus   FAMILY: Asteraceae_
INCLUDING Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Pyrrhopappus carolinianus var. carolinianus 179-16-001   FAMILY: Asteraceae_

 

Look for it in dry and moist forests, roadsides, meadows, fields

Common (uncommon in NC-SC Mountains)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Red-seeded Dandelion
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Taraxacum erythrospermum   FAMILY: Asteraceae_
INCLUDING & INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Taraxacum laevigatum   FAMILY: Asteraceae_
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Taraxacum erythrospermum 179-17-001   FAMILY: Asteraceae_

 

Look for it in roadsides, lawns, pastures, other disturbed sites

Rare

Non-native: Eurasia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Common Dandelion
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Taraxacum officinale   FAMILY: Asteraceae_
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale   FAMILY: Asteraceae_
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Taraxacum officinale 179-17-002   FAMILY: Asteraceae_

 

Look for it in lawns, roadsides, urban areas, pastures, disturbed areas, trailsides, less commonly in a variety of less disturbed habitats

Common

Non-native: Eurasia

 


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Common Name: Rose-rush, Flowering Straw
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Lygodesmia aphylla   FAMILY: Asteraceae_
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Lygodesmia aphylla   FAMILY: Asteraceae_

 

Look for it in xeric sandhills

Uncommon

Native to Georgia

 


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