Vascular Plants of North Carolina
Account for Common Dandelion - Taraxacum officinale   L.
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DistributionThroughout the state. The gaps in the map are artifacts of collecting and this plant no doubt occurs in every county.

Native of Eurasia; in N.A. throughout.
AbundanceCommon to abundant throughout. Huge sums of money are spent trying to eliminate this weed from lawns, and yet...
HabitatRoadsides, lawns, campus weed, garden weed, vacant lots, sidewalks, waste places, fields, pastures.
PhenologyFlowering and fruiting essentially throughout the year.
IdentificationCommon Dandelion needs no introduction. See T. erythrospermum -- a very similar species that is easily overlooked.
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Global RankG5
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