Carolinas and Georgia

2112

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Youngia japonica   FAMILY Asteraceae_

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Youngia japonica   FAMILY Asteraceae_

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-11-001:
Crepis japonica   FAMILY Asteraceae_

 

COMMON NAME:
Asiatic Hawksbeard, Youngia, Japanese Crepis, Oriental False Hawksbeard


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Look for it on roadsides, in disturbed areas, on trail edges, per Weakley's Flora

Forb
Annual

Non-native: southeast Asia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon

 

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

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal rosette & a few stem leaves

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

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Reddish-brown
Achene

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Youngia japonica   FAMILY Asteraceae_

Asiatic Hawksbeard, Youngia, Japanese Crepis, Oriental False Hawksbeard