|Scientific Name||Krigia caespitosa (Krigia oppositifolia)||USDA PLANTS Symbol||KRCA|
|Common Name||Dwarf Dandelion, Weedy Dwarfdandelion||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||565260|
|Description||Habitat: Various soils in fields, along streambeds, disturbed areas, woodland edges, and roadsides.
Plant: Erect or decumbent annual; smooth, weak, freely branching stems 14-16 inches tall.
Leaves: Lower leaves alternate or nearly opposite, sessile to clasping and broadly to narrowly oblanceolate, 1 to 6 inches long, margins entire, toothed or lobed, lobes acute or rounded; nearly opposite upper stem leaves smaller and unequal in size, elliptic, narrowly oblong to lanceolate-linear.
Inflorescence: Single bright yellow composite flowers arising from leaf/stem axils; flower heads 1/2 to 7/8-inch across; 12 to 35 rays with straight, finely-toothed tips; many orange-yellow disk florets; 5 to 8 phyllaries in a single row or overlapping.
Bloom Period: March to June.
References: "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston, "Wildflowers of Texas" by Geyata Ajilvsgi and SEINet.
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Banner photo of Lupinus ssp. by Rick Capozza, Austin TX
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