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Potato Dwarf Dandelion

Krigia dandelion

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Krigia (KRIG-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: dandelion (dan-de-LY-on) (Info)

Category:

Annuals

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Montgomery, Alabama

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Negative

On Apr 12, 2017, KayGrow from Montgomery, AL wrote:

This is very invasive in my lawn, and pulling is not successful because the "potato" is left among the grass roots. It was difficult to identify, so it must not be a common lawn weed. I have not seen it in any lawns except mine and my neighbor's.

Positive

On Apr 22, 2009, Allwild from North, TX wrote:

This dandelion grows wild here. It would probably be considered an invasive weed to most. I see it as a native, low growing wildflower blooming in early spring, before many of the other dandelions. It has large nodular tuber-like growths on the roots (I suspect giving it the name of potato dandelion). Leaves grow in a basal rosette emerging in winter.

I had a hard time obtaining an ID on this wildflower so I won't bother submitting pics which aren't that great, except maybe just one.

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