False Dandelions

Pyrrhopappus multicaulis fake dandelion flower
Pyrrhopappus Multicaulis

Pyrrhopappus Multicaulis, This flower is a member of the Sunflower Family (Compositae). It's referred to as the "Texas Dandelion" or the "Texas False Dandelion" because of its similar apperance to the true Dandelion ( Taraxacum officinale). Texas Dandelion grows in dry clay or sandy loams of abandoned areas, prairies, and lawns.

It is similar to another species, "Pyrrhopappus pauciflorus", which is also referred to commonly as the Texas Dandelion, or "smallflower desert-chicory", which is also mistaken for the true dandelion.   {More About Pyrrhopappus Multicaulis}

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