Classification Hierarchy
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Tracheophyta
Superdivision Spermatophyta
Division Magnoliophyta
Class Magnoliopsida
Subclass Asteridae
Order Asterales
Family Asteraceae
Genus Krigia
Species Krigia biflora
Twoflower Dwarfdandelion

Date: May 18, 2010. Location: Amana Woods (map)

USDA Plant Profile

Scientific Name: Krigia biflora (Named for David Krig (or Krieg); biflora - two flowered)

Common Name: Twoflower dwarfdandelion

Origin: Native

Notes: Found in meadows, prairies, and open woods.

Additional references: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11.

Field Marks for Identification:

Flowers: May; yellow; composite heads with ray flowers only (no disc flowers); usually 2 to 6 peduncles, each producing a single head, arise from the axils of cauline bracts .

Leaves: Cauline leaves 1-3, oblong or oval, clasping; basal leaves in rosettes, petioles winged, blades obovate to spatulate, margins often dentate.

Glossary: Botanical Terms

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