Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Asterales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Read more about Brazilian Cat's-ear at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
SYNONYMOUS WITH Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America north of Mexico, vol. 19-20-21 (2006)
(?) (MISAPPLIED) VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-13-001:
Hypochoeris elata FAMILY Asteraceae_
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Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
Flora of North America north of Mexico, vol. 19-20-21
Habitat: Roadsides, fields, other disturbed places, per Weakley's Flora
Non-native: South America
Common in Coastal Plain of GA & SC, uncommon in NC, rare in Mountains
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Click here to see a map showing all occurrences known to SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria. (Zoom in to see more detail.)
DOES THE PLANT HAVE "MILKY SAP"?
Has milky sap (latex)
Basal & alternate
Ray flowers bisexual
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Wildflowers of the Eastern United States (Duncan & Duncan, 1999) p133
- Field Guide to the Wildflowers of Georgia (Chafin, 2016) p092
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