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Family: ASTERACEAE 

 Taraxacum vulgare
 
  
Author:  Franz von Paula von Schrank 1786
Family:  Asteraceae
Habitat:  All of the tempered world.
Soil:  Anything
Water:  Little to much
Sun:  Little to maximum
Thickness:  3,5 centimetres
Height:  30 centimetres
Flower:  Bright yellow
Reproduction:  Seeds/roots
Pop names:  Løvetand, Fandens Mælkebøtte
Synonyms:  Leontodon vulgare Lam 1778, Leontodon officinale With., Leontodon Taraxacum L., Taraxacum Dens leonis Desf., Taraxacum officinale F.H.Wiggers, Taraxacum officinalis.
Got it from:  Roskilde, Danmark
Year:  2004

The flat form from cattle grassed fields and lawns.

Lot of flowers on each plant.

A higher form. Can get even higher when in the shadows.

   The member of the Asteraceae family was given this name by Franz von Paula von Schrank in 1786. It is (now) found all around the world in the temperate areas. I can grow in almost everything with some to lots of water and little to plenty of sum. The deep tap-root will get up to 3,5 centimetres in diameter, the leafs up to 30 centimetres or even up to one meters when keep in the shadows. When kept in a grassing area or a lawn, the flowers stays down in one centimetre. In the shadows, they can get two meters high! It can (very easy!) be reproduced by the air-bourn seeds but also by root-cuttings.

Some may argue it is not a caudiciform, but I'm sure it would be in many collections if it was rare or extinct in the wild. In general, I have advoided rare plants in my collection, if I could get common caudiciform members of the same family.

Spread around the world.

Close-up of flower and seeds.