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Krigia montana
Conservation status

Vulnerable (NatureServe)
Scientific classification
K. montana
Binomial name
Krigia montana
(Michx.) Nutt. 1818
  • Adopogon montanus (Michx.) Kuntze
  • Cynthia montana (Michx.) Standl.
  • Hyoseris montana Michx. 1803
  • Cynthia dandelion var. montana (Michx.) Chapm.

Krigia montana, known as Mountain dwarfdandelion, is a North American species of plants in the sunflower family. It is native to the Great Smoky Mountains and other nearby peaks in the southern Appalachians of Tennessee, the Carolinas, and Georgia. It is found on cliffs and outcrops at high elevations.

Krigia montana is a perennial herb up to 50 cm (20 inches) tall. One plant can produce 20 or more flower heads, each head with 25–60 yellow ray flowers but no disc flowers.

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