Carolinas and Georgia

1486

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Asterales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Taraxacum officinale   FAMILY Asteraceae_

INCLUDING PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale   FAMILY Asteraceae_

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-17-002:
Taraxacum officinale   FAMILY Asteraceae_

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Leontodon taraxacum

 

COMMON NAME:
Common Dandelion


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Look for it in lawns, roadsides, urban areas, pastures, disturbed areas, trailsides, less commonly in a variety of less disturbed habitats, per Weakley's Flora

Forb
Perennial

Non-native: Eurasia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

 

full sun ...Variable

DOES THE PLANT HAVE "MILKY SAP"?
Has milky sap (latex)

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal rosette

FLOWER:
Winter/Spring/Summer/Fall
Rays: Yellow
Disc: Absent
Ray flowers bisexual
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Winter/Spring/Summer/Fall
Olive-brown
Achene

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Taraxacum officinale   FAMILY Asteraceae_

Common Dandelion