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Taraxacum officinale  F.H. Wigg.
Taxonomic Serial No.: 36213

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Plantae  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Taraxacum kok-saghyz auct. non Rodin
    Taraxacum vulgare Lam.
    Taraxacum officinale ssp. vulgare (Lam.) Schinz & R. Keller
    Taraxacum palustre var. vulgare (Lam.) Fernald
  Common Name(s): common dandelion [English]
    blowball [English]
    faceclock [English]
    dandelion [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: accepted  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomPlantae  – plantes, Planta, Vegetal, plants  
    SubkingdomViridiplantae  – green plants  
       InfrakingdomStreptophyta  – land plants  
             DivisionTracheophyta  – vascular plants, tracheophytes  
                SubdivisionSpermatophytina  – spermatophytes, seed plants, phanérogames  
                            FamilyAsteraceae  – sunflowers, tournesols  
                               GenusTaraxacum F.H. Wigg. – dandelion  
                                  SpeciesTaraxacum officinale F.H. Wigg. – common dandelion, blowball, faceclock, dandelion  
    Direct Children:  
                                     Subspecies Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale F.H. Wigg. – common dandelion, lesser hawkbit, wandering dandelion 

  Expert: Luc Brouillet  
  Notes: Director, Marie-Victorin Herbarium, Institut de recherche en biologie végétale, Université de Montréal, Montréal, Québec   
  Reference for: Taraxacum officinale    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Asteraceae of North America Update, database (version 2010.5.13)  
  Acquired: 2010   
  Notes: Update coordinated by the International Compositae Alliance (TICA) ( through the Smithsonian Institution in collaboration with the USDA National Plant Data Center   
  Reference for: Taraxacum officinale   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Taraxacum officinale   
  Source: The PLANTS Database, database (version 4.0.4)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes: National Plant Data Center, NRCS, USDA. Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.   
  Reference for: Taraxacum officinale   
  Source: The PLANTS Database, database (version 5.1.1)  
  Acquired: 2000   
  Notes: National Plant Data Center, NRCS, USDA. Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.   
  Reference for: Taraxacum officinale   
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 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: Oceania  
    North America  
  Jurisdiction/Origin: Continental US, Native & Introduced  
    Hawaii, Introduced  
    Caribbean Territories, Introduced  
    Alaska, Native & Introduced  
    Canada, Native & Introduced  






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