|COMMON NAME:||Dandelion, common|
|SCIENTIFIC NAME:||Taraxacum officinale|
|FEATURES:||Biennial/perennial rosette with tap-root. Leaves lanceolate, large teeth with points that angle
back toward the plant center. Flowers solitary, yellow. Produces a orb-shaped seedhead.
Individual seed adapted with pappus for wind dispersal.
|DESCRIPTION:||One of the most common turfgrass weeds throughout the U.S. One of the few weeds easily
recognized by most homeowners. Yellow flowers and orb-shaped seedhead most prominent
features. Leaves edible.