Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Krigia biflora (Walter) S.F.Blake image
Photographer: Merel R. Black           

Arthur Meeks

Arthur Meeks

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Christopher Noll
Family Asteraceae
Krigia biflora (Walter) S.F.Blake
false-dandelion, orange dwarf-dandelion
Krigia: for David Krieg, German physician, who first collected this plant in Maryland
biflora: two-flowered
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 8"-32" tall forb with milky juice, mostly very smooth and waxy-looking; stems leafy
Flower: head 3/4" wide with yellow to orange ray flowers; inflorescence several long-stalked heads from the upper leaf axil; blooms May-Aug.
Fruit:dry seed on fluffy pappus
Leaf:alternate, basal, widely elliptical, lower stalked, upper leaves clasping
Habitat: moderate moisture; prairies, woods, meadows

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