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Krigia biflora (Walter) S.F. Blake ssp. biflora . Orange Dwarf-dandelion, Twin-flowered Cynthia. Phen: May-Oct. Hab: Rich, moist forests. Dist: Var. biflora ranges from MA s. ON and MN south to GA, AL, MS, AR, and e. OK; the smaller var. viridis (Standley) Kim occurs in CO, AZ, and NM.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Taxonomy Comments: The natural hexaploid hybrid Krigia ×shinnersiana K.L. Chambers [K. biflora × montana] is documented from the Craggy Mountains, Buncombe County, NC (Chambers 2004; Kim & Turner 1992).

Synonymy: = Mi; = Cynthia virginica (L.) D.Don – S; < Krigia biflora (Walter) S.F.Blake – C, F, FNA19, G, GrPl, Il, K3, K4, NY, Pa, RAB, SE1, Tat, Tn, W, WV; < Krigia biflora (Walter) S.F.Blake var. biflora – NE, Va, Kim & Turner (1992)

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACU (name change)
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FACU (name change)
  • Great Plains: FAC (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Midwest: FACU (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Northcentral & Northeast: FACU (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)

Heliophily ?: 5

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image of plant© Gary P. Fleming | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Gary P. Fleming | Original Image ⭷


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