Taraxacum erythrospermum Andrz. ex Besser
Family: Asteraceae
red-seeded dandelion
[Leontodon erythrospermum (Andrz. ex Besser) Britton,  more]
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Etymology: Taraxacum: medieval name traceable through Arabic to the Persian talkh chakok, meaning "bitter herb"
Plants: mostly erect, perennial, 2"-12" tall forb with milky juice
Leaves: basal, deeply pinnately-divided into narrow lobes, end lobe usually not larger than others
Flowers: head 1" wide with only yellow ray flowers; inflorescence a single head on a long, hollow stalk from the base of the plant; blooms April-Nov.
Fruits: reddish, dry seed on a fluffy pappus
Habitat: fields, lawns, disturbed sites
Conservation Status: Introduced - naturalized
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