Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


784

Forb
Perennial
Has milky sap (latex)

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

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

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

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full sun ...Variable

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

 

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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 (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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JK Marlow    jkm120505_265

May    Rabun County    GA

Chattahoochee National Forest

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JK Marlow    jkm120505_267

May    Rabun County    GA

Chattahoochee National Forest

picture of Krigia montana, image of Krigia montana

JK Marlow    jkm120505_295

May    Rabun County    GA

Chattahoochee National Forest

Leaves mostly basal, wider leaves sometimes coarsely pinnate-dentate near base, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

picture of Krigia montana, image of Krigia montana

JK Marlow    jkm170507_731

May    Transylvania County    NC

picture of Krigia montana, image of Krigia montana

JK Marlow    jkm170507_732

May    Transylvania County    NC

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JK Marlow    jkm060723_335

July    Jackson County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

picture of Krigia montana, image of Krigia montana

JK Marlow    jkm120804_209

August    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

Rays 10-15mm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

picture of Krigia montana, image of Krigia montana

JK Marlow    jkm120804_222

August    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

In Krigia, the involucral bracts are in 1 series, 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)

picture of Krigia montana, image of Krigia montana

JK Marlow    jkm120804_251

August    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

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JK Marlow    jkm0309k_37

September    Rutherford County    NC

Chimney Rock Park

Leaves may be entire or coarsely toothed near the base, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

picture of Krigia montana, image of Krigia montana

JK Marlow    jkm130927_578

September    Transylvania County    NC

picture of Krigia montana, image of Krigia montana

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmk_montana

September        

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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmkmontana_1

Month Unknown        

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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmkmontana_brp

Month Unknown        NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Flower heads bright yellow, solitary on leafless stalk (disc flowers absent), per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE Dandelions and Dandelion-like species

picture of Krigia montana, image of Krigia montana

Tim Spira    tpskmontana

Month Unknown