OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Asterales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Krigia virginica   FAMILY Asteraceae_


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Krigia virginica   FAMILY Asteraceae_

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-15-004:
Krigia virginica   FAMILY Asteraceae_

 

COMMON NAME:
Virginia Dwarf-dandelion


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image of Krigia virginica, Virginia Dwarf-dandelion

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_krvi_001_lvd

        

image of Krigia virginica, Virginia Dwarf-dandelion

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_krvi_003_lvd

        

image of Krigia virginica, Virginia Dwarf-dandelion

JK Marlow    jkm220315_6120

March    Greenville County    SC

Bald Rock Heritage Preserve

image of Krigia virginica, Virginia Dwarf-dandelion

JK Marlow    jkm220315_6120b

March    Greenville County    SC

Bald Rock Heritage Preserve

Stems and leaves often hairy, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Krigia virginica, Virginia Dwarf-dandelion

JK Marlow    jkm220315_6126

March    Greenville County    SC

Bald Rock Heritage Preserve

image of Krigia virginica, Virginia Dwarf-dandelion

Keith Bradley    kab_krigia_virginica_2552

March    Calhoun County    SC

Congaree Bluffs Heritage Preserve

image of Krigia virginica, Virginia Dwarf-dandelion

JK Marlow    jkm110416_649

April    Etowah County    AL

image of Krigia virginica, Virginia Dwarf-dandelion

JK Marlow    jkm130406_743

April    Richmond County    GA

Fort Gordon

Krigia's involucral bracts are in a single series (vs. 2 in Taraxacum), per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE involucral bracts of DYCs with ray flowers only (no disc)

image of Krigia virginica, Virginia Dwarf-dandelion

JK Marlow    jkm150407_116

April    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Leaf faces glabrous, eglandular or loosely glandular-villous, per Flora of North America.

image of Krigia virginica, Virginia Dwarf-dandelion

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_krigia_virginica_2

April        

Flower heads 1-2" wide, solitary, consisting of ray flowers only, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE Dandelions and Dandelion-like species

image of Krigia virginica, Virginia Dwarf-dandelion

JK Marlow    jkm120505_139

May    Rabun County    GA

Chattahoochee National Forest

An annual with a leafy base and several leafless flower scapes, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

image of Krigia virginica, Virginia Dwarf-dandelion

JK Marlow    jkm220503_7419

May    Greenville County    SC

Bald Rock Heritage Preserve

Pappus of 5 scales and 5 bristles, per Weakley's Flora (2022).

image of Krigia virginica, Virginia Dwarf-dandelion

JK Marlow    jkm220503_7424b

May    Greenville County    SC

Bald Rock Heritage Preserve

Cypselae dark reddish brown, narrowly obconic, 1.5-2.3mm, 15-20-ribbed, per Flora of North America.

image of Krigia virginica, Virginia Dwarf-dandelion

JK Marlow    jkm220503_7424c

May    Greenville County    SC

Bald Rock Heritage Preserve

image of Krigia virginica, Virginia Dwarf-dandelion

JK Marlow    jkm220503_7430

May    Greenville County    SC

Bald Rock Heritage Preserve

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Krigia virginica   FAMILY Asteraceae_

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Krigia virginica   FAMILY Asteraceae_

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-15-004:
Krigia virginica   FAMILY Asteraceae_

 

Find by scientific name:

785

Forb
Winter annual

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in rocky woodlands, roadsides, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

map
Click here to see a more detailed map from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium,

or click here to see a map from SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.

 

DOES THE PLANT HAVE "MILKY SAP"?
Has milky sap (latex)

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal rosette & some leaves low on the stem

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Rays: Yellow, Orange-yellow
Disc: Absent
Ray flowers bisexual
Inferior ovary

Flower heads solitary, from rosettes (early), from leaf axils or terminal (late

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Reddish-brown
Achene

 

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