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Taraxacum officinale
common dandelion Aster Family
Taraxacum officinale Asteraceae
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English common names
  •common dandelion
  •dandelion
Spanish common names
  •achicoria amarga
  •diente de león
  •meacamas
accepted scientific name
  •Taraxacum officinale F.H. Wigg.
rules for finding collection records
  •Leontodon taraxacoides (7)
  •Taraxacum officinale (97)
family name
  •Asteraceae
Image Author: ©2004 Anthony Valois and the National Park Service
Image License: public domain
Image Source
Category: Wildflowers
Flowers: Many petals
Petal colors: color
Flower size is .75 to 2.0 inches
Number of ray petals: 40 to 100
Leaf: Basal
Plant Observed beginning of September thru third week of April
Introduced from Europe.

How Likely at this Location (46%)
Name Match (100%)
Plant Showiness (63%)
base map where plant found

Disturbed
Forest
Riparian
Meadow
Grassland
Desert
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