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Krigia montana (Mountain dwarfdandelion)
Brundage, Stephanie

Krigia montana

Krigia montana (Michx.) Nutt.

Mountain Dwarfdandelion

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Cynthia montana


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Shape: Oblanceolate
Leaf Pubescence: Glabrous
Leaf Margin: Denticulate , Lobed , Pinnatifid
Leaf Apex: Acute
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 Information

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


USA: AL , GA , NC , SC , TN

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2022-12-29
Research By: SET

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