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Dandelion - Taraxacum officinale

Family: Asteraceae - Aster family Genus Common Name: Dandelion Native Status: Introduced
Taraxacum officinale - Dandelion. Dandelion - A variety of Taraxacum officinale (ceratophorum) is native to western parts of the United States, the the variety found in the east (officinale), which is also found in the west, is introduced.

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Taraxacum officinale

Distribution of Taraxacum officinale in the United States and Canada:
USDA Plants Distribution Map temporarily unavailable.
Blue=Native; Grey=Introduced

Map from USDA Plants Database:
USDA, NRCS. 2017. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 21 Feb 2018). National Plant Data Team, Greensboro, NC 27401-4901 USA.

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Site: Walker County, Ga Date: 2009-April-23Photographer: Gerald C Williamson
Walker County, Ga 04/23/2009
Taraxacum officinale

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