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