OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Krigia cespitosa   FAMILY Asteraceae_


INCLUDED WITHIN & ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Krigia caespitosa   FAMILY Asteraceae_

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Krigia cespitosa var. cespitosa

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-15-005:
Krigia oppositifolia   FAMILY Asteraceae_

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Serinia oppositifolia

 

COMMON NAME:
Opposite-leaf Dwarf-dandelion


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image of Krigia cespitosa, Opposite-leaf Dwarf-dandelion

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_seop_001_lvd

        

image of Krigia cespitosa, Opposite-leaf Dwarf-dandelion

JK Marlow    jkm220421_7192

April    Pickens County    SC

Nine Times Forest

image of Krigia cespitosa, Opposite-leaf Dwarf-dandelion

Keith Bradley    kab_krigia_cespitosa_3408

April    Richland County    SC

Compact flower heads are borne singly at the end of short axillary stalks, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.


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image of Krigia cespitosa, Opposite-leaf Dwarf-dandelion

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_krigia_cespitosa_3

April        

image of Krigia cespitosa, Opposite-leaf Dwarf-dandelion

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_krigia_cespitosa

June    Iredell County    NC

The only leafy-branched Krigia of the southeastern Atlantic Coastal Plain, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Krigia cespitosa   FAMILY Asteraceae_

INCLUDED WITHIN & ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Krigia caespitosa   FAMILY Asteraceae_

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Krigia cespitosa var. cespitosa

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-15-005:
Krigia oppositifolia   FAMILY Asteraceae_

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Serinia oppositifolia

 

Find by scientific name:

3161

Forb
Winter annual

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in fields, roadsides, disturbed places, per Weakley's Flora

map
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DOES THE PLANT HAVE "MILKY SAP"?
Has milky sap (latex)

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal rosette & alternate, subopposite or opposite

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Rays: Yellow, Orange-yellow
Disc: Absent
Ray flowers bisexual
Inferior ovary

Flower heads solitary on long stalks from upper leaf axils

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Reddish-brown
Achene

 

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