Krigia virginica - Family, Composite. Color, yellow. Leaves, mostly from the root, somewhat toothed, the earlier roundish, the later deeply cut and toothed. Flower-stalks at first naked, becoming, later, leafy. Like its larger prototype, the common dandelion, the bright-yellow heads of flowers are followed by hoary bunches of pappus, consisting of both scales and bristles. April to August.
From 1 to 10 inches high, growing in shade, on rocks, in hilly or wooded places. Wry pretty, and keeping company with small ferns. Maine to Minnesota and southward, in dry soil.