Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3161

Forb
Winter annual
Has milky sap (latex)

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

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

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

LESS THAN & ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Krigia caespitosa   FAMILY Asteraceae_

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-15-005:
Krigia oppositifolia   FAMILY Asteraceae_

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Krigia cespitosa var. cespitosa

 

COMMON NAME:
Opposite-leaf Dwarf-dandelion