Common Name: dandelion, Carolina false
Species: Pyrrhopappus carolinianus (Walt.) DC.
Bayer Code: PYHCA

Carolina false dandelion is a winter annual or biennial weed common in disturbed sites such as pastures and fields. The hairy leaves are deeply lobed and form a basal rosette with a taproot. The flower stalk can have many branches that end with flowers, unlike common and cat's ear dandelion. The bright yellow flowers appear in the spring and summer.
Carolina false dandelion
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Carolina false dandelion
Carolina false dandelion roots
Carolina false dandelion leaves
Carolina false dandelion root latex exudate
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CharacteristicTypeDescription
Growth Season winter annual weed OR biennial weed 
Growth Habit rosette 
Leaflet Number one 
Leaf Margin lobeddeeply lobed
Leaf Hairs   
Leaf/Leaflet Shape linear/oblongsharp-pointed
Leaf Width 1/2 - 1 inch 
Leaf Venation pinnate 
Leaf Arrangement alternate 
Root Type taproot 
Flower Color yellow