Krigia biflora (Walter) S.F. Blake
Two-flower Dwarf Dandelion, Two-flower Cynthia, Dwarf Dandelion
Asteraceae (Aster Family)
USDA Symbol: KRBI
Yellow-orange, dandelion-like flower heads atop a smooth forking stem; sap milky.
This native perennial is related to hawkweeds (Hieracium). The smaller Dwarf Dandelion (K. virginica), found in sandy sites, has a solitary flower head rising from a set of toothed or lobed basal leaves and is less than 1 foot (30 cm) tall. Potato Dandelion (K. dandelion), which has a large, solitary flower head on a leafless stem and a tuber 1/2-1 inch (1.5-2.5 cm) long just below the surface, is found from southern New Jersey south to Florida, west to Texas, and north to Missouri.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: Orange , Yellow
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug
DistributionUSA: AL , AR , AZ , CO , CT , DE , GA , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , MA , MD , MI , MN , MO , MS , NC , NJ , NM , NY , OH , OK , PA , TN , VA , WI , WV
Canada: MB , ON
Native Distribution: Manitoba and Ontario; New York and Massachusetts south to Georgia, west to Oklahoma and Missouri, and north to Minnesota.
Native Habitat: Open woods and meadows.
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Description: Sandy
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
Value to Beneficial InsectsSpecial Value to Native Bees
Special Value to Bumble Bees
Supports Conservation Biological Control
This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
National Wetland Indicator Status
BibliographyBibref 946 - Gardening with Prairie Plants: How to Create Beautiful Native Landscapes (2002) Wasowski, Sally
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Krigia biflora in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Krigia biflora in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Krigia biflora
MetadataRecord Modified: 2014-02-12
Research By: TWC Staff