Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


692

Forb
Perennial
Has milky sap (latex)

Non-native: Europe
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in pastures, fields, roadsides, grassy balds, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Variable

LEAVES:
Simple
Mostly basal

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Rays: Golden-yellow
Disc: Absent
Ray flowers bisexual
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Black
Achene

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Pilosella caespitosa   FAMILY Asteraceae_

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Hieracium caespitosum   FAMILY Asteraceae_

(?) VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-10-003:
Hieracium pratense   FAMILY Asteraceae_

SYNONYMOUS WITH New treatment of Pilosella for EuroMediterranean flora (Brautigam &Greuter 2007)
Pilosella caespitosa

 

COMMON NAME:
Field Hawkweed, Yellow King-devil


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_hipr_001_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm140519_863

May    Jackson County    NC

Big Ridge Preserve

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JK Marlow    jkm140519_863b

May    Jackson County    NC

Big Ridge Preserve

There are several heads in a compact inflorescence, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Pilosella caespitosa

JK Marlow    jkm140519_865

May    Jackson County    NC

Big Ridge Preserve

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JK Marlow    jkm090607_060b

June    Transylvania County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

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JK Marlow    jkm090607_093

June    Jackson County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

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JK Marlow    s090607_02

June    Transylvania County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Leaves densely & softly hairy on both sides, oblanceolate to elliptic, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Pilosella caespitosa

JK Marlow    jkm070721_078

July        NC-TN

The Roan Highlands

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JK Marlow    jkm090707_002

July    Avery County    NC

The Roan Highlands

Stem & involucres have conspicuous black-tipped glandular hairs, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE involucral bracts of DYCs with ray flowers only (no disc)