I need ID f this plant!

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  1. ariani

    ariani Active Member 10 Years

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    It always confuse me with its name!
     

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  2. Andrew Matheson

    Andrew Matheson Member UBC Botanical Garden

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    Hi there!

    One could possibly be satisfied with the answer "a dandelion-ish plants with the propensity to produce many seeds" but I like these DYCs so I'll try to give a more detailed answer.

    Makes sense that it's name is hard to find. The flowers are not yet open in the photo, but I suspect its a plant in the sunflower family (Asteraceae) in the chicory tribe (Cichorieae), which is the same tribe dandelion (Taraxacum) and chicory (Chicorium) are in. There are a number of little yellow flowering rosettes in the family that need a fair bit of detail to ID properly. This plant, based on my own readings, could be a cat's ear (Hypochaeris spp.), a hawkbit (Leontodon spp.), or perhaps a hawksbeard (Crepis spp.). However, it could be none of these. But I'm fairly certain its sunflower family, chicory tribe. Seeing a detailed open flower photo would confirm this.

    It would be helpful to know some more details!
    -Where is this plant growing? (environmentally and geographically)
    -When does it flower?
    -A good picture of the flower once it has flowered.
    -Bonus points- a picture of some seeds.

    This info will help point us in the right direction. Hopefully this answer is somewhat helpful to you!
     

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