Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Taraxacum officinale Weber image
Photographer: PNW Weed Management Handbook           

Botanical Illustration

Derek Anderson

Kurt Stüber

Matthew L. Wagner

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Paul Drobot

Paul Drobot

Paul Drobot

Paul Drobot

Robert Bierman

Robert H. Read

Robert W. Freckmann
Family Asteraceae
Taraxacum officinale Weber
common dandelion
Taraxacum: medieval name traceable through Arabic to the Persian talkh chakok, meaning "bitter herb"
officinale: Latin generally meaning "of the shops" or "sold in the marketplace" or "official"
County distribution map- click for detailed distribution maps.
Detailed Distribution:
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Status: Introduced - naturalized
Plant: erect, perennial, 2"-12" tall forb with milky juice
Flower: head 1"-2" wide with only yellow ray flowers; inflorescence a single head on a long hollow stalk from the base of the plant; blooms April-Nov.
Fruit:brown, dry seed on fluffy pappus
Leaf:basal, pinnately-divided, long and narrow, end lobe usually larger than the others
Habitat: fields, lawns, disturbed sites
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
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