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Dandelion-ish

Posted by calliope 6 (My Page) on
Tue, Apr 22, 14 at 20:40

I'm stumped. As if overnight, clumps of stems came springing forth through the sedums in one of our rock gardens, near the pond. One cannot find leaves directly connected to any of these flowering clumps, but there are leaves nearby to each, springing out of the sedum. I can't tell if they belong to those flowers or not. The clumps of stems, each bearing one terminal flower, look all the world like dandelions. The stems are hollow, no noticeable sap from them. The dried seed heads also look like dandelions. Up each stem (and the stems are downwardly nodding) are small leaflets or bracts. During the day, they open up, but appear to close when the sun goes down as is shown in the pictures I took at dusk. I've never seen these growing on our property before, but given the profuse wind-borne seeds, shall likely never get rid of them. Here are two pictures and hoping someone can identify this wildflower/weed.

This post was edited by calliope on Tue, Apr 22, 14 at 20:49


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second picture

Stems are from nine to twelve inches long, and here is one of the odd and random leaves I find in amoungst the sedum. Seems to have a rather flexible root, white up to six or eight inches and brittle.


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RE: Dandelion-ish

Tussilago farfara. More leaves will show up later.


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RE: Dandelion-ish

Thank you for your accurate and very prompt reply. I would have thought this one should have been easier to find in some of my guides, but it wasn't. Appreciate the help.


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