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We are having cold Winter temperatures below 10 °F at night and I find a thick patch of these fragile green plants, some with small yellow blooms, all in a part of the yard that we do not water. I'm in Santa Fe, New Mexico, so we have a limited number of plants available. Photos show clump of plants.

plant group

  • They look rather like dandelions, only not quite - what were the flowers like? Daisy type with thin narrow petals, or rounded petals or other form? – Bamboo Dec 10 '16 at 23:25
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    I think they are dandelions, just stressed dandelions or dandelions in shade. One hell of an incredibly useful plant... – stormy Dec 10 '16 at 23:54
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    Not the dandelion (Taraxacum), but one of the the Damned yellow composite. I would go to Senecium (groundsel), a "nice" weed from Europa. – Giacomo Catenazzi Dec 11 '16 at 11:07
  • @GiacomoCatenazzi, why a comment and not an answer? – Stephie Dec 11 '16 at 16:34
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    From a search on Google Lens, it appears they are either dandelions, or stemless evening primrose. The latter has much more fragile looking flowers than dandelions. – John Smith Aug 10 at 17:12

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