Asteraceae
Agoseris apargioides

Seaside Dandelion

Basal tuft of leaves with erect stems, milky sap. Leaves pinnately lobed with narrow segments, lobe tips often rounded. Flowers yellow, single head with overlapping rows of square-tipped, toothed petals rising from wide cup of overlapping papery bracts 3–4 rows deep. Grows along coastline to 1500 ft. Although a native, resembles nonnative dandelion of gardens, lawns.

  • Rarity: Locally Common
  • Flowering Time: All Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 4--10 inches
  • Habitat: Coastal
  • Found In: Olympic NP
  • Native: Yes