Common names: Hairy Dandelion, Hairy Catsear
Description: Perennial herb of the sunflower family. Stems contain a white, milky sap and grow between .75 to 2 feet tall.
Flowers: Yellow flowers occur in the heads that are 1 to 1.5 inches in diameter. Fruits are long, beaked and have white, plumed bristles.
Leaves: Rough, hairy and lobed, with a wavy margin, forming a basal rosette.
Reproduction: By seed. Wind dispersal is the main mode of reproduction. May also reproduce from root pieces left behind.
Flowering: May through August
Habitat and Ecology: Native to Europe.