Krigia virginica Virginia dwarf dandelion Asteraceae KRVI; Bx, pb (DeCandido 2001), vc (Z. Wang 2015); Q, j (Stalter and Lamont 2002); K, p; 


Krigia virginica.Janet

Krigia virginica. © 2003 Janet (Accessed 4/2014).

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. 

Origin: Native 

Habitat: Dry, sandy soil.