Virginia Dwarf Dandelion
Krigia virginica
Asteraceae (Composite Sunflower) Family

Virginia Dwarfdandelion is a herbaceous annual plant. It may reach a height of 12 inches. The entire genus has milky juice. Its preferred habitat is well drained, open woods or fields. Distribution is throughout the Escambia region.

The leaves are mostly basal. Each narrow leaf is toothed or pinnately lobed.

The flowers are small; numerous parts; yellow in color. Blooms first appear in early spring and continue into mid-summer. The single flower is on an un-branched stem, and measures about 1/2 inch across. The pappus has five scales and five much longer bristles.

Fruit is achene.

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