A common weed, from Europe, found across the continent, coarse but decorative in form, with a stout leafy stem, from one to four feet tall, and smooth leaves, with some soft prickles on the edges, the upper ones clasping the stem and the lower ones with leaf-stalks.

The pale yellow flowers are three-quarters of an inch or more across.

There are several kinds of Taraxacum, natives of the northern hemisphere and southern South America.

Sow Thistle  Sonchus oleraceus. Silver puffs Microseris linearfolia

Sow Thistle -Sonchus oleraceus. Silver-puffs-Microseris linearfolia. CHICORY FAMILY. Cicoriaceae.