Taxon  Report   7922 
Taraxacum officinale  Wigg.
Common dandelion,  Dandelion, Red seeded dandelion
Taraxacum officinale
© 2007 Louis-M. Landry
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Taraxacum officinale
© 2008 Keir Morse
Taraxacum officinale
© 2002 Nick Kurzenko
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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Taraxacum officinale
© 2005 Louis-M. Landry
Genus: Taraxacum
Subspecies and Varieties:
weed, characteristic of disturbed places
Habitat: disturbed [Walker]
Wetlands:Usually occurs in non wetlands, but occasionally found in wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
More information about  Taraxacum officinale
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UC Integrated Pest Management Weed Photo Gallery
(profile of this plant as an agricultural weed)

Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 28, 2016).

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