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
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