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Krigia cespitosa (Rafinesque) K.L. Chambers. Opposite-leaf Dwarf-dandelion. Phen: Late Mar-early Jun. Hab: Fields, roadsides, disturbed places. Dist: Se. VA and NE south to c. peninsular FL and TX.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Taxonomy Comments: K. gracilis (A.P. de Candolle) Shinners occurs in TX, OK, and LA; it is sometimes treated as K. cespitosa var. gracilis (A.P. de Candolle) K.L. Chambers, but is better considered as a species, as it is sympatric and generally distinct.

Synonymy: = Tn, Va; = Krigia caespitosa (Raf.) K.L.Chambers var. caespitosa – K3, orthographic variant; = Krigia cespitosa (Raf.) K.L.Chambers var. cespitosa – Ar, FNA19, K4, Chambers (2004); = Krigia oppositifolia Raf. – C, G, RAB, SE1, Tx, W; = Serinia cespitosa Raf. – Il; = Serinia oppositifolia (Raf.) Kuntze – F, S; < Krigia caespitosa (Raf.) K.L.Chambers – GrPl, orthographic variant; < Krigia cespitosa (Raf.) K.L.Chambers – Fl7, GW2, NcTx, WH3, Kim & Turner (1992)

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FAC (name change)
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FAC (name change)
  • Great Plains: FAC (name change)
  • Midwest: FACU (name change)
  • Northcentral & Northeast: FACU (name change)

Heliophily ?: 8

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