Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Perennial
Has milky sap (latex)

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

Common (uncommon in NC-SC Coastal Plain, rare in GA Coastal Plain)

Look for it in dry forests, woodland margins, roadsides, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Variable ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal rosette

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Rays: Golden-yellow
Disc: Absent
Ray flowers bisexual
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Black
Achene

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Hieracium venosum   FAMILY Asteraceae_

(?) PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Hieracium venosum   FAMILY Asteraceae_

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-10-005:
Hieracium venosum   FAMILY Asteraceae_

GREATER THAN Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999)
Hieracium venosum +

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Hieracium venosum

 

COMMON NAME:
Rattlesnake Weed, Veiny Hawkweed, Rattlesnake Hawkweed


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image of Hieracium venosum

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_hive_001_lvd

        

image of Hieracium venosum

JK Marlow    jkm0304f_11

April    Oconee County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Andrew Pickens Ranger District

image of Hieracium venosum

JK Marlow    jkm060429_241

April    Clay County    NC

Nantahala National Forest: Tusquitee Ranger District

image of Hieracium venosum

JK Marlow    jkm100427_073

April    Greenville County    SC

Ashmore Heritage Preserve

Basal rosette of leaves with prominent, usually purple, veins, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Hieracium venosum

JK Marlow    jkm100427_074

April    Greenville County    SC

Ashmore Heritage Preserve

image of Hieracium venosum

JK Marlow    jkm100427_119

April    Greenville County    SC

Ashmore Heritage Preserve

Rays golden-yellow, 5-toothed, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Hieracium venosum

JK Marlow    jkm100427_120

April    Greenville County    SC

Ashmore Heritage Preserve

Inflorescence a diverse, many-headed, flat-topped corymb, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Hieracium venosum

JK Marlow    jkm150406_066

April    Greenville County    SC

image of Hieracium venosum

JK Marlow    jkm060508_233

May    Macon County    NC

Nantahala National Forest: Wayah Ranger District

Peduncles usually stipitate-glandular. Bracts acute, about 1mm wide, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE involucral bracts of DYCs with ray flowers only (no disc)

image of Hieracium venosum

JK Marlow    jkm060508_310

May    Macon County    NC

Nantahala National Forest: Wayah Ranger District

Leaves conspicuously purple-veined, mostly smooth or with hairy margins, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Hieracium venosum

JK Marlow    jkm110522_595b

May    Greenville County    SC

Ashmore Heritage Preserve

image of Hieracium venosum

JK Marlow    jkm110522_595c

May    Greenville County    SC

Ashmore Heritage Preserve

image of Hieracium venosum

JK Marlow    jkm110522_597

May    Greenville County    SC

Ashmore Heritage Preserve

Nutlets lustrous black, columnar, slightly tapered apically. Pappus yellowish, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Hieracium venosum

Keith Bradley    kab_h_venosum_0619

June    Burke County    NC

Pisgah National Forest