BCP/Taraxacum officinale


Taraxacum officinale


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Profile for Taraxacum officinale (Common Dandelion)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:rosette-forming herbaceous plant with a long taproot
Flowers:Head, flowers are all ray-like
Foliage:Basal only, pinnately lobed
Stem:flower stems are hollow with a milky sap
Scent:mild, "sunny"
Growing Conditions:sunny and partly-shaded, well drained soils, drought intolerant
Fruit:achene with a silky pappus
Similar Plants:Hypochoeris radicata, Sonchus
Recent Logs

Global data:
Temperate zone season(s): Mid Winter, Late Winter, Early Spring, Mid Spring, Late Spring, Early Summer, Mid Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Mid Fall, Late Fall, Early Winter

Regional data:
Southeastern Pennsylvania: (invasive or naturalized) January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
London, England: April
New Hampshire: April, May, June, July, August , October, November
Central Pennsylvania: April May August
Prague, Czech Republic: (pampeliška lékařská) (native) October , December , March, April, May
Central Bohemia, Czech Republic: (pampeliška lékařskáOctober , April
South Bohemia, Czech Republic: (pampeliška lékařskáOctober
Moravia-Silesia, Czech Republic: (pampeliška lékařská) (native) April, May
Aurora, Colorado area: April

Additional images:

Seed head, often called a "clock"
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This page is a profile for the plant species Taraxacum officinale, used to collect records of where and when this plant was observed blooming, and for providing identification information for use in dichotomous keys. If you would like to help collect data for this or other plants, see Bloom clock project/How to Contribute for orientation.