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Krigia virginica (L.) Willd.
Common Name: DWARF DANDELION
Coefficient of Conservatism: 4
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Nt A-Forb

Dry, open, sandy, ± barren ground; oak and pine savanna, especially in disturbed areas.

Leaves and scape range from nearly glabrous to, usually, with ± dense gland-tipped hairs. Plants start blooming in early summer (May–June) and continue (if not dried up) to produce new scapes till late in the summer, even September. Because of the long blooming season, it is usually possible to find flowering and fruiting scapes at the same time, the latter revealing the very characteristic pappus of few scales and few bristles.

Locations

Alcona County
Allegan County
Antrim County
Arenac County
Barry County
Bay County
Benzie County
Berrien County
Calhoun County
Cass County
Charlevoix County
    Including Beaver Island
Cheboygan County
Clare County
Clinton County
Crawford County
Emmet County
Genesee County
Grand Traverse County
Hillsdale County
Iosco County
Isabella County
Jackson County
Kalamazoo County
Kalkaska County
Kent County
Lake County
Leelanau County
    Including Manitou Islands
Lenawee County
Manistee County
Mason County
Mecosta County
Midland County
Missaukee County
Monroe County
Montcalm County
Montmorency County
Muskegon County
Newaygo County
Oakland County
Oceana County
Ogemaw County
Osceola County
Oscoda County
Otsego County
Ottawa County
Presque Isle County
Roscommon County
St. Joseph County
Van Buren County
Washtenaw County
Wexford County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. January 30, 2023. https://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=383.