Carolinas and Georgia

784

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Krigia montana   FAMILY Asteraceae_

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Krigia montana   FAMILY Asteraceae_

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-15-002:
Krigia montana   FAMILY Asteraceae_

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Cynthia montana

 

COMMON NAME:
Mountain Dwarf-dandelion, Mountain Cynthia


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Look for it on cliffs & rock outcrops, at medium to high elevations, per Weakley's Flora

Forb
Perennial

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

Uncommon (rare in GA-SC), endemic to the Southern Appalachians

 

full sun ...Variable

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

LEAVES:
Simple
Mostly basal rosette

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Rays: Yellow
Disc: Absent
Ray flowers bisexual
Inferior ovary
Flower heads solitary on leafless stalks from leaf axils

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Achene

 

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



Krigia montana   FAMILY Asteraceae_

Mountain Dwarf-dandelion, Mountain Cynthia