Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1176

Forb
Biennial, rarely perennial
Has milky sap (latex)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (uncommon in NC-SC Mountains)

Look for it in dry and moist forests, roadsides, meadows, fields, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate (basal often withered toward the end of flowering)

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Rays: Yellow
Disc: Absent
Ray flowers bisexual
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Achene

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Asterales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Pyrrhopappus carolinianus   FAMILY Asteraceae_

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Pyrrhopappus carolinianus   FAMILY Asteraceae_

GREATER THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-16-001:
Pyrrhopappus carolinianus var. carolinianus   FAMILY Asteraceae_

GREATER THAN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968)
Pyrrhopappus carolinianus var. georgianus

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Sitilias caroliniana

 

COMMON NAME:
Carolina False Dandelion