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Type of grass.
I am not sure whether its a flower or not. But its a very dry grass. And as Aonghus suggested it looks like Hawkbeard.
Yes they are in Tribe of Chicory...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CichorieaeThis is dried flower at seeds stage.
False dandelionsHawksbeard flower heads and ripe seeds are sometimes confused with dandelions. Dandelions are so similar to catsears (Hypochaeris) that catsears are also known as "false dandelions". Both plants carry similar flowers, which form into windborne seeds. However, dandelion flowers are borne singly on unbranched, hairless and leafless, hollow stems, while catsear flowering stems are branched, solid and carry bracts. Both plants have a basal rosette of leaves and a central taproot. However, the leaves of dandelions are smooth or glabrous, whereas those of catsears are coarsely hairy.Other plants with superficially similar flowers include hawkweeds (Hieracium) and hawksbeards (Crepis). These are readily distinguished by branched flowering stems, which are usually hairy and bear leaves.
That's only a suggestion. I'm no expert. I thought I was looking at a Dandelion and go googled dandelions for more information to confirm and found this photo of 'Hawkbeard' which was described as often being confused with dandelions. They appear to match ?!
Lat: 18.75, Long: 73.75
Spotted on Feb 18, 2012 Submitted on Feb 23, 2012