Early colonists brought the Dandelion to the New Worldfrom Europe. Dandelions spread rapidly to all parts ofNorth America.
The Dandelion plant contains a milky fluid. The rootis thick, long, and pointed.
A small portion of the Dandelion taproot will produce a new plant. When the relative humidity is less than 70%,the parachute seeds can remain in the air for extremelylong periods of time. These seeds are carried by thewind.