dandelion USDA PLANTS Symbol: TAOF
U.S. Nativity: Native
Habit: Forbs/Herbs
Taraxacum officinale G.H. Weber ex Wiggers

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Taxonomic Rank: Magnoliopsida: Asterales: Asteraceae
Synonym(s): common dandelion, blowball, dandelion, faceclock
Native Range: (NRCS)

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Flower(s); A serious weed of urban areas throughout the United States, was introduced into New England by European colonists in the 1600s as a salad green.
Bonnie Harper-Lore, Federal Highway Administration, Bugwood.org
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Plant(s);
Lynn Sosnoskie, University of Georgia, Bugwood.org
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Foliage; basal rosette
Robert Vidéki, Doronicum Kft., Bugwood.org
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Flower(s); top view of single plant in flower
Dave Powell, USDA Forest Service, Bugwood.org
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Flower(s);
Chris Evans, Illinois Wildlife Action Plan, Bugwood.org
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Seed(s); head gone to seed
Kenneth M. Gale, , Bugwood.org
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Seed(s); Dandelion flower in seed
Joseph Berger, , Bugwood.org
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Seed(s); Dandelion seed
Joseph Berger, , Bugwood.org
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Fruit(s);
Ken Chamberlain, The Ohio State University, Bugwood.org
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Seedling(s);
Ohio State Weed Lab Archive, The Ohio State University, Bugwood.org
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Plant(s); in lawn; early in year
Charles T. Bryson, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Bugwood.org
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EDDMapS Distribution:
This map is incomplete and is based only on current site and county level reports made by experts and records obtained from USDA Plants Database. For more information, visit www.eddmaps.org
 


State(s) Where Reported invasive.
Based on state level agency and organization lists of invasive plants from WeedUS database.

U.S. National Parks where reported invasive:
Antietam National Battlefield (Maryland)
Chiricahua National Monument (Arizona)
Craters of the Moon National Monument (Idaho)
Death Valley National Park (California)
Grand Canyon National Park (Arizona)
Haleakala National Park (Hawaii)
Yellowstone National Park (Wyoming)



Invasive Listing Sources:
City of Ann Arbor Michigan Parks and Recreation
Faith Campbell, 1998
Jil M. Swearingen, Survey of invasive plants occurring on National Park Service lands, 2000-2007
John Randall, The Nature Conservancy, Survey of TNC Preserves, 1995.
Mid-Atlantic Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2005
Native Plant Society of Oregon, 2008
New Jersey Department of Agriculture, Division of Plant Industry, 2004
Pennypack Ecological Restoration Trust, Pennsylvania.