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


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

        

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Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_krigia_dandelion_1

April    Iredell County    NC

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


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image of Krigia 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

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_krigia_dandelion_2

April    Iredell County    NC

Leaves usually all basal, linear to oblanceolate, toothed or lobed or entire, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.