In a field of dandelions

An invasive species to Alaska, the Common Dandelion is taking over in a lot of places. It's of Eurasian origin but has become naturalized throughout the United States. It occurs in all 50 states and almost all Canadian provinces. Also it is introduced into southern Africa, South America, New Zealand, Australia, and India. has been reported from all three primary eco-regions of Alaska. It invades meadows in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, Denali National Park, and Nenana and Stikine Rivers bars. Dandelion colonizes burned areas in Kenai Peninsular. The only place you can't find it right now is in the Arctic regions.
It's coloring is breath taking and the fields of yellow are something, but......
For more on dandelions in Alaska, read this report in 2004 from the University Of Alaska, Anchorage. Click here.
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