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Krigia virginica (Virginia dwarfdandelion)
Smith, R.W.

Krigia virginica

Krigia virginica (L.) Willd.

Virginia Dwarfdandelion, Virginia Dwarf-dandelion, Virginia Dwarf Dandelion, Dwarf Dandelion

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Hyoseris virginica


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

Krigia virginica, found in sandy sites, has a solitary flower head rising from a set of toothed or lobed basal leaves.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: Up to about 1 foot 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: Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov


USA: AL , AR , CT , DC , DE , FL , GA , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , ME , MI , MO , MS , NC , NH , NJ , NY , OH , OK , PA , RI , SC , TN , TX , VA , VT , WI , WV
Canada: ON

National Wetland Indicator Status

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.

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


Record Modified: 2022-12-29
Research By: TWC Staff

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