Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)
In bloom April 3 - October
28, but mainly in the spring. This is found along the edge of
wooded areas, in meadows, and along the edges of those trails
that get some sun. It is perhaps the most widely recognized
flower in the state. The "flower" is actually a cluster
of many tiny yellow flowers, each of which forms a fluffy white
parachute-like one seeded fruit. These fruits can stay airborne
almost indefinately as long as the relative humidity is less than
70%. This species was introduced from Europe.
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