Autumn Dandelion,  Leontodon autumnalis
Asteraceae or Sunflower Family

Plant 1/2 to 2 feet tall.  Flowers yellow, dandelion-like (a cluster of ray flowers with no obvious disc flowers).  Stalks with small scales, usually forking.  Leaves narrow, deeply cut into narrow, irregular lobes, not hairy.  Blooms in summer and fall.

Exotic weed of open fields, lawns and waste places.  In Wildwood occasional along the bikeway and Wildwood Drive and common in the open fields at the south end.

Common dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) has larger flowers on naked, hollow stalks.  Coltsfoot has somewhat similar flowers, but blooms in early spring and has no leaves at flowering time.Smooth hawksbeard has stem leaves and no scales. Field hawkweed has hairy stems. Cat's ear has very hairy leaves.