Carolinas and Georgia

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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 (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-15-004:
Krigia virginica   FAMILY Asteraceae_

 

COMMON NAME:
Virginia Dwarf-dandelion


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

Forb
Winter annual

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

Common

 

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

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

 

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



Krigia virginica   FAMILY Asteraceae_

Virginia Dwarf-dandelion