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Common Dandelion

Taraxacum officinale Weber ex Wigg.

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Taraxacum officinale (Common Dandelion) is a species of perennial herb in the family Asteraceae. They are native to The Contiguous United States, Greenland, Canada, and Alaska. They have yellow flowers and achene. Flowers are visited by Sphaerophoria, Polites sabuleti draco, Cemolobus ipomoeae, and Branded Skippers. Individuals can grow to 0.5 feet.

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  • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/PO_0030107
  • Definition: a fruit which develops from a carpel or gyneocium and at maturity comprises a dry exocarp, a dry mesocarp, and a dry endocarp that are connected to a seed coat by a funicle
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