Plant ID forum: Weed with dandelion like seedheads

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Name: Dinu
Mysore, India (Zone 10a)
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Dinu
Mar 25, 2015 11:22 AM CST
This 'weed' is a volunteer and grows in unexpected places. I allow this to grow because of the beauty!! Which is this plant? Flowers [one visible] are unattractive but the seedheads are. Some of the leaves are seen. The plant can grow up to 20 inches I think.
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Name: Dave Paul
Puna, HI (Zone 10b)
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Metrosideros
Mar 25, 2015 12:04 PM CST
Seeing the whole plant and open flowers will help.

Maybe Crepis capillaris, Hawk's Beard.

http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crepis_capillaris

https://gobotany.newenglandwild.org/species/crepis/capillari...

http://biology.burke.washington.edu/herbarium/imagecollectio...
Name: Jean
Hot Springs Vlg, AR, DeLand, F
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rocklady
Mar 25, 2015 12:31 PM CST
Looks similar to my American Burnweed (Erechtites hieraciifilia) that I kept growing because I was fascinated with the leaves, etc.
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Name: Jean
Hot Springs Vlg, AR, DeLand, F
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rocklady
Mar 25, 2015 12:42 PM CST
Here is another picture showing some of the leaves. My plant got over 5' tall.
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Name: Rick R.
near Minneapolis, MN zone 4a
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Leftwood
Mar 25, 2015 6:08 PM CST
This looks like a member of the Aster family.
Among other characteristics, pay close attention to the phyllaries (the bracts under where the petals would have been) to help identify species in this family.
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Mar 27, 2015 9:16 AM CST
I might be totally off here, but staying in the same plant family, Senecio have similar flower / seed heads. A plant picture would certainly help.
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