Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale):  A native perennial belonging to the family asteraceae.  A rosette of leaves grows from a crown area that is at or slightly below the ground surface.  Below the crown area is a large deep taproot.   A yellow blossom matures into a puff ball that helps disseminate the seeds.  One of, if not the most common of weeds.  Can be found on most sites.

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