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Genera - K

Kalmia
Kalopanax
Kerria
Kickxia
Knautia
Kochia
Koeleria
Kolkwitzia
Krigia
Kummerowia
Kyllinga


KALMIA (Family: Ericaceae)


Kalmia angustifolia Linnaeus var. angustifolia - Sheep Laurel. 2n = 24.


Wet or dry, acidic, open soil, Sphagnum bogs, rock ledges.


Kalmia latifolia Linnaeus - Mountain Laurel. 2n = 24.


Acidic, rocky or sandy, deciduous woods, thickets.


Kalmia polifolia Wangenheim - Bog Laurel. 2n = 48.


Sphagnum bogs, exposed, rocky areas at high elevations.


Kalmia procumbens (Linnaeus) Gift, Kron & P.F. Stevens ex Galasso, Banfi, & F. Conti - Alpine Azalea. 2n = 24.


Alpine areas. [Loiseleuria procumbens (Linnaeus) Desvaux]



KALOPANAX (Family: Araliaceae)


KALOPANAX SEPTEMLOBUS (Thunberg) Koidzumi - Castor Aralia. 2n = 48.


Moist or rich woodlands, woodland margins. From eastern Asia. [K. PICTUS (Thunberg) Nakai]



KERRIA (Family: Rosaceae)


KERRIA JAPONICA (Linnaeus) de Candolle - Japanese Rose. 2n = 18.


Roadsides. From eastern Asia.



KICKXIA (Family: Plantaginaceae)


KICKXIA ELATINE (Linnaeus) Dumortier - . 2n = 36.


Waste places, in dry, open clay. From Eurasia, northern Africa.



KNAUTIA (Family: Caprifoliaceae)


KNAUTIA ARVENSIS (Linnaeus) Coulter subsp. ARVENSIS - Bluebuttons. 2n = 20, 40.


Fields, roadsides, waste places. From Eurasia.


KNAUTIA ARVENSIS (Linnaeus) Coulter subsp. ROSEA (Baumgarten) Soó - . 2n = ?


Waste places. From Europe. [K. DUMETORUM Heuff]



KOCHIA (Family: Amaranthaceae)


KOCHIA SCOPARIA (Linnaeus) Schrader subsp. SCOPARIA - Summer-cypress. 2n = 18.


Roadsides, waste places. From Eurasia. [K. SCOPARIA var. CULTA (Voss) Farwell; BASSIA SCOPARIA (Linnaeus) A.J. Scott]


KOCHIA SCOPARIA (Linnaeus) Schrader subsp. DENSIFLORA (Turczaninow ex Moquin-Tandon) Aellen - . 2n = 18.


Freight yards, wool waste. From Asia. [K. SCOPARIA var. PUBESCENS Fenzl; K. SCOPARIA var. SUBVILLOSA Moquin-Tandon; K. SIEVERSIANA (Pallas) C. S. Meyer - misapplied in part]



KOELERIA (Family: Poaceae)


KOELERIA MACRANTHA (Ledebour) Schultes - Junegrass. 2n = 14, 28.


Dry soil, sands, open woods, roadsides. From farther west. [K. CRISTATA (Linnaeus) Bertoloni - illegitimate name; K. PYRAMIDATA - misapplied]



KOLKWITZIA (Family: Caprifoliaceae)


KOLKWITZIA AMABILIS Graebner - Beautybush. 2n = 32.


Riverbanks, thickets, roadsides, sandplain scrub, floodplain woods. From China.



KRIGIA (Family: Asteraceae)


Krigia biflora (Walter) S.F. Blake - 2n = 10, 20.


Fields, meadows, woods.


Krigia virginica (Linnaeus) Willdenow - 2n = 10, 20.


Dry fields, rock outcrops, sandy woods and roadsides.



KUMMEROWIA (Family: Fabaceae)


KUMMEROWIA STRIATA (Thunberg) Schindler - Japanese Clover. 2n = 22.


Sandy roadsides, gravel pits. From eastern Asia. [Lespedeza striata (Thunberg) Hooker & Arnott]



KYLLINGA (Family: Cyperaceae)


Kyllinga gracillima Miquel Pasture Spike-sedge - . 2n = ?


Muddy banks of streams and estuaries.  [Cyperus brevifolioides Thieret & Delahoussaye]





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