desert dandelion

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desert dandelion

desert dandelion

Typically 5 to 15 inches (13 to 38 cm) tall. Fragrant, flowers are yellow or white, and undeveloped flowers have a red "button" in the center. Edible.
Edible Plant Guide © 2012 Markus Rothkranz
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Although other wildflower species will bring splashes of purple and pink, the stars of the show will be the desert gold poppy at lower elevations and golden evening primrose and desert dandelion at higher elevations.
Still, the morning has hardly been a disappointment--all along the road leading to the trailhead, Arizona lupine and desert dandelion paint the sand purple and gold.
A desert dandelion, coaxed through sandy soil by warm temperatures and rainfall, blooms in Mojave National Preserve.
Desert dandelion, primrose, sunflower, and verbena grow profusely here, as do cactus with Popsicle-colored flowers.