||it is native to Europe, but nowadays it is
naturalised in many parts of the world.
||it is a perennial plant. Its taproot may be
up to 15 centimeters long, the stems of the leaves are short and completely
underground and they produce a rosette of leaves on the ground surface.
It blooms from spring until autumn, the flower-heads are solitary and they
are located at the end of naked hollow stalks; each head may contain from
100 to 400 yellow flowers, with two rows of back folded flower bracts. The
stem may be 50 centimeters high and it contains white juice. The seeds are
topped by a "parachute" of bristles (pappus) that aids
the dissemination process. The dandelion forms mycorrhizal associations.
The leaves are lobate and from 5 to 25 centimeters long.
||lawns, uncultivated grounds, woods.