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Description:

This is a dandelion-like flower that grows wild in my yard as weed. It is not a dandelion because the stalks are quite tall, at least 18", and there are multiple flowers on a stalk. The leaves also resemble dandelions.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Lukasz
Lukasz 8 years ago
Red-seeded dandelion
Taraxacum erythrospermum Taraxacum erythrospermum


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4 Comments

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 8 years ago

I agree with JDP. It looks like a Two-flowered Cynthia.

JDP
JDP 8 years ago

I see what you're saying. From what I can tell, the leaves are variable. There are some in my lawn with leaves entire and others with lobes. Another possibility is Hieracium.

Thank you for both suggestions. The images I found for the red-seeded dandelion look like the traditional single flower on a stalk type, which is not like my flower. The Krigia biflora flower and stalk pattern is right, but the leaves are not serrated like the leaves on my plants.

JDP
JDP 8 years ago

Probably Krigia biflora: two-flowered cynthia.

Virginia, USA

Spotted on Sep 26, 2012
Submitted on Sep 26, 2012

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