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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Krigia dandelion   FAMILY Asteraceae_   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Krigia dandelion   FAMILY Asteraceae_

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Krigia dandelion

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-15-003:
Krigia dandelion   FAMILY Asteraceae_

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Cynthia dandelion

 

COMMON NAME:
Colonial Dwarf-dandelion, Potato Dwarf-dandelion


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image of Krigia dandelion, Colonial Dwarf-dandelion, Potato Dwarf-dandelion

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_cyda5_001_lvd

        

image of Krigia dandelion, Colonial Dwarf-dandelion, Potato Dwarf-dandelion

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_krigia_dandelion_1

April    Iredell County    NC

The 4-20" tall scape has a terminal, solitary flower head 1.2 to 1.8" wide, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.


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image of Krigia dandelion, Colonial Dwarf-dandelion, Potato Dwarf-dandelion

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_krigia_dandelion_1b

April    Iredell County    NC

Heads have only ray flowers (= ligulate), each w 5 stamens & a 2-cleft style, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Krigia dandelion, Colonial Dwarf-dandelion, Potato Dwarf-dandelion

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_krigia_dandelion_2

April    Iredell County    NC

Leaves smooth, glaucous, with tapering bases, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Krigia dandelion   FAMILY Asteraceae_

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Krigia dandelion   FAMILY Asteraceae_

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Krigia dandelion

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-15-003:
Krigia dandelion   FAMILY Asteraceae_

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Cynthia dandelion

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

3374

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common in Carolina Piedmont, uncommon in Carolina Coastal Plain, rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

Habitat: woodlands, roadsides, wet prairies, low damp meadows, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal rosette

RHIZOMES? STOLONS?
Plants colonial, connected to tubers by long slender stolons

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

Flower heads solitary on leafless stalks

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Dark brown
Achene

 

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