Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3374

Forb
Perennial
Has milky sap (latex)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (uncommon in Coastal Plain, rare in GA)

Look for it in rocky woodlands, roadsides, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal rosette

FLOWER:
Spring
Rays: Yellow, Orange-yellow
Disc: Absent
Ray flowers bisexual
Inferior ovary
Flower heads solitary on leafless stalks

FRUIT:
Spring
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 dandelion   FAMILY Asteraceae_

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Krigia dandelion   FAMILY Asteraceae_

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-15-003:
Krigia dandelion   FAMILY Asteraceae_

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Colonial Dwarf-dandelion, Potato Dandelion