Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)
Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)

origin: Eurasia/ball park lawn
seed: small seeds in cluster, each attached to silky, parachute-like pappi
description: Perennial whose yellow disc-like flowers bloom predominately in Spring and Fall. Tolerant of mowing and widely distributed along roadsides, sidewalks and in lawns. Widespread in temperate regions. Leafy green rosettes are nutritious for humans, and provides a good source of food for insects when other sources are absent.