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Taraxacum officinale F.H. Wigg. ssp. officinale
common dandelion

General Information
Symbol: TAOFO
Group: Dicot
Family: Asteraceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Forb/herb
Native Status: GL   I
PR   I
L48   I
AK   I
HI   I
Data Source and Documentation
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green round image for nativity Native blue round image for introduced Introduced ocre round image for introduced and nativity Both white round image for no status Absent/Unreported
image for native, but no county data Native, No County Data image for introduced, but no county data Introduced, No County Data both introduced and native, but no county data Both, No County Data
Native Status:
lower 48 status L48    Alaska status AK    Hawaii status HI    Puerto Rico status PR    Virgin Islands status VI    Canada status CAN    Greenland status GL    Saint Pierre and Michelon status SPM   


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Symbol Scientific Name
TADA2 Taraxacum davidssonii M.P. Christ.
TAOFV Taraxacum officinale F.H. Wigg. ssp. vulgare (Lam.) Schinz & R. Keller, nom. inq.
TAFI Taraxacum firmum Dahlst.
TACA11 Taraxacum campylodes G.E. Haglund
TADE Taraxacum devians Dahlst.
TAUN Taraxacum undulatum Lindb. f. & Marklund
TAAT Taraxacum atroglaucum M.P. Christ.
TADA Taraxacum dahlstedtii Lindb. f.
TAOFP Taraxacum officinale F.H. Wigg. var. palustre (Lyons) Blytt p.p.
TAIS Taraxacum islandiciforme Dahlst.
TAVA2 Taraxacum vagans G.E. Haglund
TACY Taraxacum cyclocentrum M.P. Christ.
TAKO80 Taraxacum kok-saghyz auct. non Rodin
TACR Taraxacum croceum auct. non Dahlst.
TALA5 Taraxacum latilobum DC., nom. inq.
TACU2 Taraxacum curvidens M.P. Christ.
LELA13 Leontodon latiloba (DC.) Britton, nom. inq.
TAVU2 Taraxacum vulgare Lam., nom. inq.
LETA2 Leontodon taraxacum L., nom. inq., p.p.
TAPL Taraxacum pleniflorum M.P. Christ.
TAXA Taraxacum xanthostigma Lindb. f.
TADI4 Taraxacum dilutisquameum M.P. Christ.
TAPAV Taraxacum palustre (Lyons) Symons var. vulgare (Lam.) Fernald, nom. inq.
TARH Taraxacum rhodolepis Dahlst.
TARE Taraxacum retroflexum Lindb. f.


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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Asteridae
Order Asterales
Family Asteraceae ⁄ Compositae – Aster family
Genus Taraxacum F.H. Wigg. – dandelion
Species Taraxacum officinale F.H. Wigg. – common dandelion
Subspecies Taraxacum officinale F.H. Wigg. ssp. officinale – common dandelion

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