Illinois Natural History Survey - University of Illinois

Krigia caespitosa
Dwarf dandelion, Weedy dwarf dandelion
Taxonomy

Synonyms: Krigia oppositifolia, Krigia cespitosa, Serinia oppositifolia

Subspecific taxa:

Classification:

  • Magnoliophyta
    • Magnoliopsida

Other taxonomic & nomenclature sources: USDA PlantsITISThe Plant ListIPNI

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Species Distribution
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County Map Legend
Absent:
Not known from county
Medium confidence:
Medium or unknown confidence;
often old records or unverifiable observations
Medium-high confidence:
Often observations by expert botanists
High confidence:
Often vouchered herbarium records
Planted / introduced:
Native species introduced outside historic range,
or only in planted locations within county (e.g., restorations)
Historic / extirpated:
Only historic records for the species; likely extirpated
(Note that this category is not yet functional)

North American distribution maps for this species: FLNAUSDA PlantsBONAPBISON

Collection & Observation Phenology [?]

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Collection & Observation Timeline [?]

Species Status

Status/Listing: No Information

Notes:

Origin: Native

Species Description

General: Dicot-herb, annual

Roots:

Shoots: basal leaf arrangment; simple leaf type; serrate, lobed (pinnately), parted (pinnately) leaf margin; Pinnate leaf venation; awl-shaped, linear, oblong, ovate leaf shape

Inflorescence: head

Flowers: perfect; 5 merous; complete, incomplete, irregular; yellow; epigynous ovary position

Fruit: achene

Physiology: autotrophic

Ecology & Natural History

Habitat: Species is distributed in low, moist fallow fields, sandy, open alluvial ground, meadows, upland sterile slopes and ridges, graded and eroded ground, borders of ditches, sloughs, and railroads.

ILPIN Notes: Species is occasional in southern one-third of Illinois. Species often does not have a pappus.

Functional Relationships:

  • Pollinators insects (insect)

Human Relationships:

  • Edibility [?] :
  • Showy Flowers:

Wildlife and Livestock Information:

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Coefficient of Conservatism (C-value) [?] :

  • Entire State: 1
  • Chicago Area:

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