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Pyrrhopappus carolinianus

False dandelion (Pyrrhopappus carolinianus) is found throughout the Southeastern United States. This weed is commonly found on roadsides, pastureland and natural areas. Stems are upright and emit a milky liquid when broken. 

  • Scientific Name: Pyrrhopappus carolinianus
  • Common Name: False dandelion, Carolina dessert-chicory, Texas dandelion
  • Seasonality: Warm
  • Soil Type: Wet to dry but prefers wet areas
  • Toxicity: Non-toxic
  • Plant Growth: Annual
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