Dandelion Taraxacum officinale
Composite Asteraceae family

Leaves are cleft and lobed with thick mid-veins. They grow in a rosette from the base of the flower.

Flowers are bright yellow and 1-2" wide with a flat to rounded head. The outer bracts at the base of the flower are turned downward. The stem is hollow and milky sap runs when cut. Once the flower has gone by, a brownish, round, fluffy seedball appears.

Form/Habitat:Dandelions are EVERYWHERE. They are common in lawns, waste places, along roads, and in meadows, to name a few habitats. 2-18" high.

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