A genus of the sunflower (Helianthus) family Asteraceae (previously called Compositae) and are closely related to dandelion.
Structure: Stems erect, hairy, growing from rosette, 6″ to 36″ high
Life Cycle: Perennial; spread by seeds, rhizomes, stolons
What To Look For: Cluster of yellow or orange flowers with numerous long, slender petals borne on long, singular stem
Growth Period: Spring and summer