common dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) Taraxacum officinale, the common dandelion (often simply called “dandelion”), is a flowering herbaceous perennial plant of the family Asteraceae (Compositae). Source: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/39460978 Related By Wade Hi. I’m Wade Murray, and like everyone with a personal website, mine is horribly, terribly out of date. On the Internet my handle is normally wademurray, but you can still find blime in some of the older dustier places. View all of Wade's posts.