Krigia virginica

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Common name: Virginia dwarf-dandelion [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
Natural range of Krigia virginica from USDA NRCS Plants Database.

Taxonomic Notes

Synonyms: none.[2]

Varieties: none.[2]


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


K. virginica is found north in Maine, west to Minnesota, south to peninsular Florida, and west to central Texas.[2]



K. virginica proliferates in rocky woodlands, roadsides, and disturbed areas.[3], as well as sand prairies and savannas, and occasionally sand forests.[4] Specimens have been collected from dry sand, open field in flatwoods, pondbanks, mowed grass verge, loose sands of roadside, open savannah, pine woodland, sandy old field, slash pine desert, and an old railroad bed.[5]


K. virginica flowers March through July.[6]

Conservation, cultivation, and restoration

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]

Cultural use

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References and notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 USDA Plant Database
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Weakley, A.S. 2015. Flora of the southern and mid-atlantic states. Working Draft of 21 May 2015. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
  3. Weakley, A. S. (2015). Flora of the Southern and Mid-Atlantic States. Chapel Hill, NC, University of North Carolina Herbarium
  4. 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.
  5. URL: 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)
  6. Nelson, G. PanFlora: Plant data for the eastern United States with emphasis on the Southeastern Coastal Plains, Florida, and the Florida Panhandle. Accessed: 22 MAY 2018