Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2112

Forb
Annual
Has milky sap (latex)

Non-native: southeast Asia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon

Look for it on roadsides, in disturbed areas, on trail edges, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal rosette & a few stem leaves

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

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Reddish-brown
Achene

 

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

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 (1968) 179-11-001:
Crepis japonica   FAMILY Asteraceae_

 

COMMON NAME:
Asiatic Hawksbeard, Youngia, Japanese Crepis, Oriental Hawksbeard


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JK Marlow    jkm120330_186

March    Pickens County    SC

Basal leaves oblanceolate, pinnatisect to runcinate [as in Taraxacum], per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    jkm120330_188b

March    Pickens County    SC

Rays 5-6mm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    jkm120330_193

March    Pickens County    SC

Involucres 5-6mm long, 1.5-2.5mm broad; inner bracts linear, outer very short, 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    jkm180331_196

March    Horry County    SC

Myrtle Beach State Park

Plants are typically about 1' tall but vary considerably, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

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JK Marlow    jkm180331_199

March    Horry County    SC

Myrtle Beach State Park

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JK Marlow    jkm180331_199b

March    Horry County    SC

Myrtle Beach State Park

Flower heads are small and composed of 10-20 ray flowers, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_youngia_japonica_3

March        

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JK Marlow    jkm150407_123124

April    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

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JK Marlow    jkm160405_030

April    Greenville County    SC

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Gill Newberry    gn05_c_yongia_japonica

May        

Spreading rapidly here, now moving into minimally-disturbed natural areas, per Weakley's Flora.

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JK Marlow    jkm140504_760762

May    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

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JK Marlow    jkm140504_764766

May    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail