[Members of the Sunflower Family Found West of the Cascade Mountains With Flower Heads Consisting Entirely of Ray Flowers]

Common Dandelion

Taraxacum officinale

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

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

Common dandelion beginning to bloom along the trail to the summit of Saddle Mountain in the Coast Range of northwestern Oregon..............May 21, 2009.

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

Common dandelion beginning to bloom along the trail to the summit of Saddle Mountain in the Coast Range of northwestern Oregon..............May 21, 2009.

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

Common dandelion in bloom along the Springwater Trail near Powell Butte to the west of Gresham, Oregon...............April 9, 2011.

Paul Slichter