Calflora
Taxon  Report   7922    
Taraxacum officinale  F. H. Wigg.
Common dandelion,  Dandelion, Red seeded dandelion
Taraxacum officinale
© 2018 Chico Hiking Association
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Taraxacum officinale
© 2016 Lisa Reutenauer
Taraxacum officinale
© 2008 Keir Morse
Taraxacum officinale, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Observation Hotline
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point, line, or polygon

one or more occurrences
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Plant Characteristics
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Bloom Period
Taraxacum officinale
© 2015 Jesse Rorabaugh
Family: ASTERACEAE  
Genus: Taraxacum
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities: weed, characteristic of disturbed places

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Habitat: disturbed

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale
More information about  Taraxacum officinale
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
UC Integrated Pest Management Weed Photo Gallery
(profile of this plant as an agricultural weed)

Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (TAOF)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 21, 2018).

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