Common name: Dandelion

Latin name: Taraxacum officinale F.H. Wigg

Family: Asteraceae

Life Cycle: Perennial

Type: Broadleaf

Description: Dandelion is a tap-rooted perennial that can often behave as an annual. Leaves occur in a basal rosette, are oblong-lanceolate, and deeply-lobed with the lobes often pointing back towards the base. Ligulate flowers with yellow corollas.

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