Krigia virginica is a slender annual herb, 5-30 cm tall, stem hairy, branched or simple, leafless or leafy near base.
Leaves mostly basal, 1.5-12 cm long, 0.1-1.2 cm wide, linear to egg-shaped or widest above middle, sometimes toothed or pinnately divided, sometimes hairy.
Flowers yellow, all rays, heads about 1 cm wide, bracteate base 0.4-0.7 cm long with 9-18 narrow bracts; blooms March-July.
Fruit dry 1-seeded achene, seeds sparsely plumed with 5-7 bristles.
Wetland status: UPL.
Frequency in NYC: Very infrequent.
Habitat: Dry, sandy soil.