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Rugelia nudicaulis Shuttleworth ex Chapman. Rugelia, Rugel's Ragwort, Winter-well.

Sachsia

A genus

Phen: Jun-Aug. Hab: High elevation forests and openings, primarily in spruce-fir forests, but extending in places downslope into northern hardwood forests. Dist: The genus and species is endemic to the Great Smoky Mountains of w. NC and e. TN, all known populations within Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Other Comments: Where it occurs, it is usually locally abundant, often even the dominant herb. The basal rosettes are evergreen, and are conspicuous in all seasons.

Synonymy: = FNA20, K1, K3, K4, Tn, Barkley (1999), Bremer (1994); = Cacalia rugelia (A.Gray) T.M.Barkley & Cronquist – SE1, W, Pippen (1978); = Senecio rugelia A.Gray – RAB, S

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