• WordNet 3.6
    • n krigia any small branched yellow-flowered North American herb of the genus Krigia
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n krigia A genus of North American liguliflorous composite plants, of the tribe Cichoriaceæ, subtribe Hyoserideæ with yellow flowers, usually on leafless scapes, a few-bracted involucre, many-ribbed achenes, and pappus of 5 to 8 small chaffy scales, alternating with as many bristles. They are low herbs with milky juice and radical leaves in a rosette on the ground, with the aspect of small-flowered dandelions. The genus embraces only five species, all of which are found in the United States, belonging to three sections—K. Virginica, a common little plant of eastern North America from Canada to Texas, being the type. K. Dandelion, with much larger flowers and globose tubers, was formerly placed in a distinct grenus, Cynthia.
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