Krigia virginica

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Common name: Virginia dwarfdandelion [1]

Krigia virginica
Krigia virginica IWF.jpg
Photo by the Illinois Wildflowers Database
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta - Flowering plants
Class: Magnoliopsida - Dicots
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Krigia
Species: K. virginica
Binomial name
Krigia virginica
L.
KRIG VIRG DIST.JPG
Natural range of Krigia virginica from USDA NRCS Plants Database.

Taxonomic Notes

Synonyms: none

Varieties: none

Description

K. virginica is an annual forb/herb of the Asteraceae family native to North America and introduced in Canada. [1]

Distribution

K. virginica is found in the eastern half of the United States excluding Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota, as well as the Quebec and British Columbia regions of Canada. [1]

Ecology

Habitat

K. virginica proliferates in rocky woodlands, roadsides, and disturbed areas. [2], as well as sand prairies and savannas, and occasionally sand forests. [3] Specimens have been collected from dry sand, open field in flatwoods, front of pond, mowed grass verge, loose sands of roadside, open savannah, pine woodland, sandy old field, slash pine desert, and an old railroad bed. [4]

Phenology

K. virginica has been observed to flower February through May. [5]

Conservation and Management

K. virginica is listed as endangered by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources Parks, Recreation, and Preserves Division, as possibly extirpated by the Maine Department of Conservation Natural Areas Program, and as threatened by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Natural Areas and Preserves. [1]

Cultivation and restoration

Photo Gallery

References and notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 USDA Plant Database https://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=KRVI
  2. Weakley, A. S. (2015). Flora of the Southern and Mid-Atlantic States. Chapel Hill, NC, University of North Carolina Herbarium
  3. Robertson, K. R., et al. (1997). Delineation of natural communities, a checklist of vascular plants, and new locations for rare plants at the Savanna Army Depot, Carroll and Jo Daviess Counties, Illinois. Champaign-Urbana.
  4. URL: http://herbarium.bio.fsu.edu. Last accessed: June 2018. Collectors: Loran C. Anderson, Lisa Keppner, Ed Keppner, Bian Tan, R.K. Godfrey, Gary Knight, Jean Wooten, Brenda Herring, Don Herring, L.B. Trott, Patricia Elliott, Richard S. Mitchell, S. R. Harrison, M. Knott, Grady Reinert, Sidney McDaniel, Andre Clewell, R. Komarek, M. Hopkins, R.A. Norris, Cecil Slaughter. States and counties: Florida ( Wakulla, Taylor, Bay, Columbia, Leon, Franklin, Walton, Jackson, Jefferson, Dixie, Santa Rosa, Marion, Madison, Lafayette, Gadsden, Washington, Putnam, Gulf) Georgia (Coffee, Grady)
  5. Nelson, G. PanFlora: Plant data for the eastern United States with emphasis on the Southeastern Coastal Plains, Florida, and the Florida Panhandle. www.gilnelson.com/PanFlora/ Accessed: 22 MAY 2018