Missouri Wildflower Guide


Have you observed a tuft of winged seed
That, from the dandelion's naked stalk,
Mounted aloft, is suffered not to use
Its natural gifts for purposes of rest,
Driven by the autumnal whirlwind to and fro

 

From "Vaudracour and Julia" by William Wordsworth

 

 

 

 

 

Common Dandelion

(This page is incomplete.)

 

  • Bloom Time

    Mar-Sep

     

  • Habit

    Herbaceous

     

  • Height

    2-18 inches

     

  • Longevity

    Perennial

     

  • Flower Size

    1.5 inches wide

     

  • Flower Stem

    Long

     

  • Leaf Size

    2-16 inches long

     

  • Leaf Arrangement

    Basal

     

  • Leaf Edges

    Irregularly toothed and lobed