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Taraxacum officinale  F. H. Wigg.  ssp. officinale 
Common dandelion
Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale is a perennial herb that is not native to California.
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Parent: Taraxacum officinale
Genus: Taraxacum
Family: Asteraceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTSLeontodon latiloba
PLANTSLeontodon taraxacum
PLANTSTaraxacum atroglaucum
PLANTSTaraxacum campylodes
PLANTSTaraxacum croceum
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[wildflower.org] Characteristics, Distribution: Plant Characteristics Duration: Perennial Habit: Herb Leaf Shape: Runcinate Size Notes: Up to about 20 inches tall. Fruit: Fruit is a cypsela (pl. cypselae). Though technically incorrect, the fruit is often referred to as an achene. Bloom Information Bloom Color: Yellow Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug Distribution USA: AK , CA , CO , ID , MA , ME , MT , NH , NM , NV , OR , UT , WA , WY Canada: SK Growing Conditions Soil pH: Alkaline (pH>7.2) CaCO3 Tolerance: High (contributed by Mary Ann Machi)

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Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals. [web application]. 2024. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 04/22/2024).