Common dandelion


Photo of common dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)

Taraxacum officinale (invasive)

Glabrous perennial forb; scapes (leafless flower stalk born from the root) up to 50cm tall, with milky sap. Taproot long and fleshy. Leaves basal, oblanceolate; acute lobes that angle backwards. Flowers single, atop hollow scapes; outer bracts longer than inner; corollas bright yellow.

Knoke, Don, and David Giblin. 2017. WTU Herbarium Image Collection - Burke Museum. University of Washington. Accessed 8 June 2017. cies=officinale

Habitat Type Tolerance Invasive?
Common in disturbed areas, fields, and lawns across North America. Full sun Yes