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singhg45
Delhi
India

December 8, 2012
8:30 AM

Post #9352961

The plant from a distance looked like dandelion but is a perennial and leaves thicker with underside white, forming almost a complete ground cover in many places. Pl. help in ID.

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Rlalique
Bristol
United Kingdom

December 9, 2012
5:39 AM

Post #9353495

Hypochaeris sp, possibly radicata?
JasperDale
Long Beach, CA
(Zone 10a)

December 9, 2012
8:06 AM

Post #9353594

Looks like Arctotheca calendula
singhg45
Delhi
India

December 9, 2012
9:36 AM

Post #9353685

I am afraid none of these two
Vestia
San Francisco, CA

December 11, 2012
12:45 AM

Post #9355272

I think it is Arctotheca; it is a very common invasive weed with many forms. May be A. prostrata.
http://www.cal-ipc.org/ip/management/plant_profiles/Arctotheca_calendula.php
singhg45
Delhi
India

December 11, 2012
4:23 PM

Post #9355845

I felt bad to not accept JasperDale, but I knew A. calendula is an annual weed and this plant was clearly carpet forming perennial. I could not explore any further because this species is described in Online Flora of N. America and Revised Japson Manual of California plants published in 1996. Thanks Vestia for A. prostrata which matches with my plant. I found a big patch of it in Sunnyvale yesterday and luckily it features in Online Japson manual

http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?key=77538
Vestia
San Francisco, CA

December 12, 2012
5:32 PM

Post #9356786

Yes. Please note: the man"s name was Jepson.
singhg45
Delhi
India

December 12, 2012
8:09 PM

Post #9356907

Thanks again Vestia

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