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Krigia biflora (Two-flower dwarf dandelion)
Wasowski, Sally and Andy

Krigia biflora

Krigia biflora (Walter) S.F. Blake

Two-flower Dwarf Dandelion, Two-flower Cynthia, Dwarf Dandelion

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: KRBI

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)

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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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Flower:
Fruit:

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Orange , Yellow
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug

Distribution

USA: 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 Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Description: Sandy

Benefit

Conspicuous Flowers: yes

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special 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

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FACU FACU FACU FAC FACU FACU FACU
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Krigia biflora in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Krigia biflora in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Krigia biflora

Metadata

Record Modified: 2014-02-12
Research By: TWC Staff

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