Krigia dandelion (L.) Nutt.
Potato Dwarf Dandelion, Potato Dandelion
Asteraceae (Aster Family)
Synonym(s): Cynthia dandelion
USDA Symbol: KRDA
Krigia dandelion has a large, solitary flower head on a leafless stem and a tuber 1/2-1 inches (1.5-2.5 cm) long just below the surface. It is found from southern New Jersey south to Florida, west to Texas, and north to Missouri.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Size Notes: Up to about 20 inches tall.
Fruit: Fruit is a cypsela (pl. cypselae). Though technically incorrect, the fruit is often referred to as an achene.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Orange , Yellow
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun
DistributionUSA: AL , AR , DC , FL , GA , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MD , MO , MS , NC , NJ , OH , OK , SC , TN , TX , VA
National Wetland Indicator Status
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Pineywoods Native Plant Center - Nacogdoches, TX
Web ReferenceWebref 38 - Flora of North America - beta site (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Krigia dandelion in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Krigia dandelion in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Krigia dandelion
MetadataRecord Modified: 2022-12-29
Research By: TWC Staff