Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


785

Forb
Winter annual
Has milky sap (latex)

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

Common

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

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal rosette & some leaves low on the stem

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Rays: Yellow, Orange-yellow
Disc: Absent
Ray flowers bisexual
Inferior ovary
Flower heads solitary, from rosettes (early), from leaf axils or terminal (late

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Reddish-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 virginica   FAMILY Asteraceae_

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Krigia virginica   FAMILY Asteraceae_

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-15-004:
Krigia virginica   FAMILY Asteraceae_

 

COMMON NAME:
Virginia Dwarf-dandelion


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_krvi_001_lvd

        

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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_krvi_003_lvd

        

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Keith Bradley    kab_krigia_virginica_2552

March    Calhoun County    SC

Congaree Bluffs Heritage Preserve

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JK Marlow    jkm110416_626

April    Etowah County    AL

Leafy only at or near base, leaves usually pinnatifid or at least toothed, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

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JK Marlow    jkm110416_649

April    Etowah County    AL

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JK Marlow    jkm130406_743

April    Richmond County    GA

Fort Gordon

Krigia's involucral bracts are in a single series (vs. 2 in Taraxacum), 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)

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JK Marlow    jkm130406_748

April    Richmond County    GA

Fort Gordon

Stems and leaves often hairy, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

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JK Marlow    jkm150407_116

April    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Leaf faces glabrous, eglandular or loosely glandular-villous, per Flora of North America.

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_krigia_virginica_2

April        

Flower heads 1-2" wide, solitary, consisting of ray flowers only, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE Dandelions and Dandelion-like species

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JK Marlow    jkm120505_139

May    Rabun County    GA

Chattahoochee National Forest

An annual with a leafy base and several leafless flower scapes, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.