My Colby-Sawyer Experience

“I'd like to see GreenROUTES be a resource for those of us interested in exploring new ways of living sustainably.”
Senior Staff Assistant Sue Maurer

175th Celebration

In 2012 the college celebrated 175 years as an institution of teaching and learning. Visit the 175th website for more information and to view photos of the events.

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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