[Wildflowers East of the Cascade Mts: Members of the Sunflower Family with Flower Heads like Dandelions]

Common Dandelion

Taraxacum officinale

Synonyms: Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale, Taraxacum officinale ssp. vulgare

Common Dandelion: Taraxacum officinale (Synonyms: Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale, Taraxacum officinale ssp. vulgare)

Common dandelion growing on the side of Road 16 in Summit Prairie, Malheur National Forest........May 28, 2014.

Common Dandelion: Taraxacum officinale (Synonyms: Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale, Taraxacum officinale ssp. vulgare)

Common dandelions beginning to bloom amongst weedy grasses around vernally moist pools at the junction of Miller Ranch Road and the Sprague Highway near Fishtrap Lake in eastern Washington..........April 28, 2014.

Flower head of Common Dandelion: Taraxacum officinale (Synonyms: Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale, Taraxacum officinale ssp. vulgare) - Basal leaf of Common Dandelion: Taraxacum officinale (Synonyms: Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale, Taraxacum officinale ssp. vulgare)

These photos of the inflorescence and leaf of the common dandelion were photographed at SnowKing Snow Park on Mt. Adams (elevation ~3250')........May 7, 2005.

Paul Slichter