Farmland, gardens, grassland, lawns, meadows, parkland, roadsides, towns, walls, wasteland, woodland.
Leafless flower stalks contain a milky sap. Yellow flowers, often reddish underneath, up to 6cm wide.
Variable in shape and having basal leaves only. They have deep lobed, long leaves, up to 30cm. The word 'dandelion' comes from the French for 'Lion's tooth'. This is referring to the shape of the leaf margins. In the UK there are more than 230 species of Dandelion, all with subtle differences.
Bitterwort, Blow-ball, Cankerwort, Clockflower, Irish Daisy, Lion's Tooth, Priest's Crown, Puffball, Swine's Snout, Tell-time, Yellow Gowan.