Latin name: Taraxacum officinale

Family:  Asteraceae

Common name:  dandelion

Life cycle: perennial, spreading by seed
Habit:  Dandelion typically forms a prostrate to mounding rosette, usually 8 to 12 inches tall and wide, and usually wider than tall.
Foliage:  foliage is dark green, deeply lobed, and hairless.
Flower:  each flower head is composed of many small yellow ray flowers.
Seeds:  Seed are attached to a pappus which facilitates wind dispersal.

Roots: taproot

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