Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3373

Forb
Perennial
Has milky sap (latex)

Native to North Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Rare

Look for it in rich, moist forests, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal rosette & alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Rays: Orange-yellow
Disc: Absent
Ray flowers bisexual
Inferior ovary
Flower heads 3-5 on long stalks from leaf axils

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Dark 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 biflora var. biflora   FAMILY Asteraceae_

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Krigia biflora var. biflora   FAMILY Asteraceae_

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-15-001:
Krigia biflora   FAMILY Asteraceae_

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Cynthia virginica

 

COMMON NAME:
Orange Dwarf-dandelion, Two-flowered Dwarf-dandelion, Two-flowered Cynthia


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image of Krigia biflora var. biflora

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_cyvi13_001_lvd

        

image of Krigia biflora var. biflora

JK Marlow    jkm110417_008

April    Cleburne County    AL

Mount Cheaha

image of Krigia biflora var. biflora

JK Marlow    jkm110417_969

April    Cleburne County    AL

Mount Cheaha

Ray flowers orangish-yellow and numerous. Disk flowers absent, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.


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image of Krigia biflora var. biflora

JK Marlow    jkm110417_972

April    Cleburne County    AL

Mount Cheaha

Basal leaves elliptic-oblanceolate, 3/4" or more wide, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Krigia biflora var. biflora

JK Marlow    jkm110417_975

April    Cleburne County    AL

Mount Cheaha

Basal leaves either entire or with teeth or lobes near the tapered base, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Krigia biflora var. biflora

JK Marlow    jkm110417_977

April    Cleburne County    AL

Mount Cheaha

Flowers are borne on long stalks, usually several from an axil, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Krigia biflora var. biflora

JK Marlow    jkm180505_1773

May    Pike County    GA

Camp Thunder VPA

image of Krigia biflora var. biflora

JK Marlow    jkm180505_1776

May    Pike County    GA

Camp Thunder VPA

image of Krigia biflora var. biflora

JK Marlow    jkm180505_1778

May    Pike County    GA

Camp Thunder VPA

image of Krigia biflora var. biflora

JK Marlow    jkm180505_1804

May    Pike County    GA

Camp Thunder VPA