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