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