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, 2016 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, 2016 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. Dec 11, 2016 at 11:07
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    @GiacomoCatenazzi, why a comment and not an answer?
    – Stephie
    Dec 11, 2016 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, 2020 at 17:12

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Either a London Rocket or dandelion. Perhaps Dandelions owing your location and invasive nature of dandelions in southern US.

  • Dandelion has already been suggested more than once in comments. Can you support Rocket in any fashion ? Dec 25, 2023 at 5:39
  • @RohitGupta an ambiguous point I considered when answering is the color of blooms said by the OP, Arugula blooms just like dandelion blooms are yellow albeit being entirely different in the structure. Refer arugula blooms: savvygardening.com/arugula-flowers
    – Jayparth
    Dec 25, 2023 at 6:14
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    @JayparthMore Welcome to the site!
    – MackM
    Dec 27, 2023 at 16:51
  • @MackM Thanks a ton!
    – Jayparth
    Dec 29, 2023 at 10:26

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