|The Common Dandelion is a member of the
plant grows to 15 inches in height and has dark green lance shaped
leaves that are deeply cut into triangular-shaped sections that grow
around the base of the plant in a rosette to 10 inches in length. The
typically grows along roadsides and in lawns, meadows and fields at elevations between
100 - 9000 feet.
The Common Dandelion was
intentionally introduced to the US from Europe by early settlers
because of its value as a tonic. The leaves and root were also
eaten and the flower made into wine.
Dandelions blooms between April - September and
produce a yellow, rayless flower, followed by a spherical, downy puff
with seeds attached to parachute-like hairs.