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


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_sica10_001_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm140623_170

June    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

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JK Marlow    jkm140623_173

June    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

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JK Marlow    jkm180601_2600

June    Greenville County    SC

Lake Conestee Nature Park

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JK Marlow    jkm180601_2646

June    Greenville County    SC

Lake Conestee Nature Park

Ray flowers pale yellow, numerous; disk flowers absent, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

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JK Marlow    s050618_c

June    Oconee County    SC

Lvs oblanceolate to lanceolate, entire to deeply dissected, whitish midvein, per Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses.

image of Pyrrhopappus carolinianus

JK Marlow    jkm0407e_08b

July    Greenville County    SC

Roadside

Flower is a "cool" yellow, rather than a "warm" yellow...

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JK Marlow    jkm120727_852

July    Spartanburg County    SC

Inner bracts in 1 series, outer bracts shorter & in several series, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE involucral bracts of DYCs with ray flowers only (no disc)

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JK Marlow    jkm180706_3332

July    Greenville County    SC

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_p_carolinianus_2

July        

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JK Marlow    s040706_a

July    Greenville County    SC

Roadside

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JK Marlow    jkm120814_534

August    Greenville County    SC

Pappus bristles whitish-tan, capillary, 8-10mm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    jkm120814_544

August    Greenville County    SC

Nutlets cylindric, tapered to both ends, 5-grooved, pubescent, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    jkm120814_544b

August    Greenville County    SC

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_p_carolinianus_r2

August    Floyd County    GA