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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Lapsana communis   FAMILY Asteraceae_   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lapsana communis   FAMILY Asteraceae_

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-05-001:
Lapsana communis   FAMILY Asteraceae_

 

COMMON NAME:
Nipplewort


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_laco3_001_lvd

        

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Lapsana communis   FAMILY Asteraceae_

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lapsana communis   FAMILY Asteraceae_

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-05-001:
Lapsana communis   FAMILY Asteraceae_

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

797

Forb
Annual

Non-native: Europe

Habitat: Fields, forests, vacant lots, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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Invasive?

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

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal rosette & alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Rays: Yellow
Disc: Absent
Ray flowers bisexual
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Yellowish-brown/Yellowish-gree
Achene

 

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