Lapsana communis

ClassificationDicots
FamilyAsteraceae
Family (Traditional)Asteraceae
GenusLapsana
Species:Lapsana communis L.
Common NameNipplewort
Growth Habitforb
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: Yes; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Natural Area Presence: GRSM; Duration: Annual; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: forb; Moisture Requirements: Dry-mesic; Moisture Requirements: Mesic; Region of Origin: Asia; Region of Origin: Europe; Reproductive Phenology: April; Reproductive Phenology: May; Reproductive Phenology: June; Reproductive Phenology: July; Reproductive Phenology: August; Reproductive Phenology: September; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Arrangement: basal; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Petiole Type: petiolate; Leaf Type: broadleaf; Leaflet Margins: dentate; Leaflet Number: 0; Anther Type: Basifixed; Base Flower Color: Yellow; Carpel Number/Pistil: 1; Fruit Complexity: Simple; Fruit Dehiscence: No; Fruit Type: Cypsela; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Hypanthium Present: No; Inflorescence Position: terminal; Inflorescence Types: corymb/cyme/umbel; Inflorescence Types: head; Ovary Position: Inferior; Overall Flower Symmetry: Zygomorphic; Ovules per Carpel: 1; Perianth Present: Yes; Petal Fusion: Yes; Petal Number: 5; Pistil Complexity: Simple; Pistil Number: 1; Placentation Type: Basal; Sepal Fusion: N/A; Sepal Number: N/A; Sexuality: monoclinous; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A; Stamen Number: 5; Tepal Number: N/A
C value N/A
StatusNot Native; AGCP (FAC), EMP (FACU) (NWPL); TN[SNA] KY[SNA] (State Rank); GNR (Global Rank)
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** Not applicable or data not available.

Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

No synonyms exist for this species.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Campbell (KY), Henry (KY), Pike (KY), Carter (TN), Claiborne (TN), Franklin (TN), Johnson (TN), Monroe (TN), Polk (TN), Smith (TN), Sullivan (TN), Unicoi (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, EKY, ETSU, KNK, MEM, TENN, UCHT, UOS

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1962 - 2014

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100272044 Campbell Kentucky 01 Jun 2003 John W. Thieret
61376
EKY
Lapsana communis
N/A Unicoi Tennessee 06 Jul 2014 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Lapsana communis
N/A Carter Tennessee 27 Apr 2012 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Lapsana communis
TENN-V-0238088 Smith Tennessee
TENN
Lapsana communis
TENN-V-0238084 Claiborne Tennessee
TENN
Lapsana communis
TENN-V-0238087 Johnson Tennessee 14 Jul 1983 Thomas S. Patrick
83-5
TENN
Lapsana communis
TENN-V-0238089 Unicoi Tennessee
TENN
Lapsana communis
TENN-V-0238086 Johnson Tennessee
TENN
Lapsana communis
TENN-V-0238085 Claiborne Tennessee
TENN
Lapsana communis
UCHT007917 Monroe Tennessee 14 Jul 1983 Thomas S. Patrick
SPECIAL PROJECT 83-5
UCHT
Lapsana communis
APSC0024712 Polk Tennessee
APSC
Lapsana communis
UCHT039795 Polk Tennessee
UCHT
Lapsana communis
UOS01062 Franklin Tennessee 04 Jul 2002 Mary P. Priestley
UOS
Lapsana communis
UOS01063 Franklin Tennessee 07 Jul 2010 Nathan Bourne
UOS
Lapsana communis
ETSU025672 Johnson Tennessee 12 Sep 2013 Foster Levy, Adam McCullough
DOEM 0303
ETSU
Lapsana communis
31234100272051 Pike Kentucky 19 Jun 2008 Julie B. Clark
231
EKY
Lapsana communis
N/A Carter Tennessee 14 Jul 2012 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Lapsana communis
N/A Unicoi Tennessee 19 May 2010 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Lapsana communis
N/A Carter Tennessee 18 Oct 2013 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Lapsana communis
N/A Carter Tennessee 11 Jul 2014 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Lapsana communis
31973000005785 Campbell Kentucky 01 Jun 2003 Thieret, John
61376
KNK
Lapsana communis
31973000005784 Campbell Kentucky 01 Jun 2003 Thieret, John
61376
KNK
Lapsana communis
ETSU012551 Carter Tennessee
14443
ETSU
Lapsana communis
ETSU012549 Unicoi Tennessee
14410
ETSU
Lapsana communis
ETSU012548 Unicoi Tennessee
RF2245
ETSU
Lapsana communis
ETSU012550 Carter Tennessee
12066
ETSU
Lapsana communis
ETSU012552 Sullivan Tennessee
ETSU
Lapsana communis
ETSU025753 Johnson Tennessee 01 Oct 2013 Adam McCullough
DOEM 0385
ETSU
Lapsana communis
ETSU012553 Polk Tennessee
ETSU
Lapsana communis
MEM003748 Henry Kentucky 03 Aug 1962 J.L. Gentry Jr.
607
MEM
Lapsana communis
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Lapsana communis - Joey Shaw
Lapsana communis - Joey Shaw
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Lapsana communis - Joey Shaw
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