Krigia cespitosa

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Krigia cespitosa
Krigia cespitosa NRCS-001.jpg
Krigia cespitosa
Scientific classification
K. cespitosa
Binomial name
Krigia cespitosa
  • Serinia cespitosa Raf.
  • Krigia oppositifolia Raf., not validly published
  • Apogon gracilis DC.
  • Apogon humilis Elliott
  • Apogon lyratum Nutt.
  • Apogon lyratus Nutt.
  • Arnoseris gracilis (DC.) Sch.Bip.
  • Arnoseris humilis (Elliott) Sch.Bip.
  • Krigia gracilis (DC.) Shinners
  • Krigia petiolaris Raf.
  • Serinia gracilis (DC.) Kuntze
  • Serinia oppositifolia (Raf.) Kuntze, not validly published
  • Serinia caespitosa Raf. 1817
  • Krigia caespitosa (Raf.) K.L.Chambers

Krigia cespitosa, known as common dwarf-dandelion,[2] opposite-leaved dwarf-dandelion,[2] or weedy dwarfdandelion,[3] is a North American species of plant in the sunflower family . It is native to northeastern Mexico (Nuevo León) and to the southeastern and south-central United States, from Florida to Texas and north as far as southeastern Nebraska, southern Illinois, and central West Virginia[4][5]

Krigia cespitosa is an annual herb up to 42 cm (16.8 inches) tall. One plant generally produces one flower head per flower stalk, each head with 12–35 yellow ray flowers but no disc flowers.[2]


  1. ^ The Plant List, Krigia cespitosa (Raf.) K.L.Chambers
  2. ^ a b c Flora of North America, Krigia cespitosa (Rafinesque) K. L. Chambers, 1973. Common or opposite-leaved dwarfdandelion
  3. ^ "Krigia caespitosa". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 9 August 2015.
  4. ^ United States Department of Agriculture plants profile
  5. ^ Biota of North America Program 2014 county distribution map, Krigia caespitosa