Krigia biflora (Walter) S. F. Blake
Common Name: FALSE DANDELION
Coefficient of Conservatism: 5
Coefficient of Wetness: 3
Wetness Index: FACU
Physiognomy: Nt P-Forb

Savannas, especially oak or jack pine, sometimes spruce, often in moist ground and on banks and borders; fens, wet meadows.

The pappus bristles are much more numerous than in K. virginica, and in both they are strongly antrorse-scabrous. All of our specimens from the Upper Peninsula have gland-tipped hairs at the base of the involucre and on the pedicel below it. None of the Lower Peninsula specimens bear such glands. This entity has been recognized as the Great Lakes region endemic subsp. glandulifera (Fernald) Iltis. A single somewhat out of range collection by O. A. Farwell (1123b, BLH) from Keweenaw Co., lacks glands, and is not mapped as we strongly suspect a mix-up in labeling.

Locations

Allegan County
Baraga County
Berrien County
Calhoun County
Cass County
Clinton County
Crawford County
Delta County
Dickinson County
Eaton County
Grand Traverse County
Hillsdale County
Ingham County
Ionia County
Iron County
Jackson County
Kalamazoo County
Kalkaska County
Kent County
Lake County
Lapeer County
Lenawee County
Livingston County
Macomb County
Manistee County
Marquette County
Mason County
Mecosta County
Menominee County
Midland County
Missaukee County
Monroe County
Newaygo County
Oakland County
Roscommon County
Schoolcraft County
St. Clair County
St. Joseph County
Washtenaw County
Wayne County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 18, 2017. http://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=382.