Digital Herbaria

Taraxacum officinale

Taraxacum officinale F.H. Wigg.

Common dandelion, Blowball, Dandelion, Faceclock

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

USDA Native Status: L48 (NI), AK (NI), HI (I), PR (I), CAN (NI), GL (NI), SPM (I)
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Specimen & Label Data

Taraxacum officinale

Common Dandelion


Location: N of Oakwell Farms Pky, behind #85 Granburg Circle--Oakwell Farms, San Antonio.
Latitude: 0.000000

Habitat: Damp, alkaline, alluvial soil. Full sun. Among Lonicera & under leafless Quercus texana. Ubiquitous.

Description: Winter annual with deep taproots. Leaves crowded in basal rosette, to 20 cm, pinnatifid. Stems scapose (multiple), 3-20 cm tall. Blooms come in short stature, scape growing progressively to fruit stage. Corolla yellow, rays 5-toothed. No disk florets. Fruits plumose--a puff ball.

County: Bexar
Collector: Harry Cliffe
Collection Date: Jan 12, 1994
Specimen number: 517

Herbarium Owner: NPSOT
Herbarium ID: 0778
Accession Date: May 26, 1994
Accession Number: 58

Annotations: (In flower & fruit) SCFRB

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