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Identifying Characteristics Habit: rosette-forming herbaceous plant with a long taproot Flowers: Head, flowers are all ray-like Foliage: Basal only, pinnately lobed Stem: flower stems are hollow with a milky sap Scent: mild, "sunny" Growing Conditions: sunny and partly-shaded, well drained soils, drought intolerant Fruit: achene with a silky pappus Similar Plants: Hypochoeris radicata, Sonchus
Temperate zone season(s): , Mid Winter , Late Winter , Early Spring , Mid Spring , Late Spring , Early Summer , Mid Summer , Late Summer , Early Fall , Mid Fall , Late Fall Early Winter
Southeastern Pennsylvania: (invasive or naturalized) January' , February , March , April , May , June , July , August , September , October , November , December London, England: April New Hampshire: April , May , June , July , August , October , November Central Pennsylvania: April' May August Prague, Czech Republic: ( pampeliška lékařská) (native) , October , December , March , April May Central Bohemia, Czech Republic: ( pampeliška lékařská) , October April South Bohemia, Czech Republic: ( pampeliška lékařská) October Moravia-Silesia, Czech Republic: ( pampeliška lékařská) (native) , April May Aurora, Colorado area: April
Seed head, often called a "clock"
This page is a profile for the plant species
, used to collect records of where and when this plant was observed blooming, and for providing identification information for use in dichotomous keys. If you would like to help collect data for this or other plants, see
Bloom clock project/How to Contribute