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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 Greenland, The Contiguous United States, Alaska, and Canada. They have yellow flowers and achenes. Flowers are visited by Syrphid fly, Lasioglossum calceatum, brimstone, and Honey bee. 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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