Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Taraxacum laevigatum (Willd.) DC. image
Photographer: Dan Tenaglia           

from USDA Plants Website
Family Asteraceae
Taraxacum laevigatum (Willd.) DC.
red-seeded dandelion, rock dandelion
Taraxacum: medieval name traceable through Arabic to the Persian talkh chakok, meaning "bitter herb"
laevigatum: smooth, free from hairs or roughness
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Status: Introduced - naturalized
Plant: mostly erect, perennial, 2"-12" tall forb with milky juice
Flower: head 1" wide with only yellow ray flowers; inflorescence a single head on a long, hollow stalk from the base of the plant; blooms April-Nov.
Fruit:reddish, dry seed on a fluffy pappus
Leaf:basal, deeply pinnately-divided into narrow lobes, end lobe usually not larger than others
Habitat: fields, lawns, disturbed sites

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Flora of North America (off site)
Leontodon erythrospermum (Andrz.) Britton
Taraxacum disseminatum G.E.Haglund
Taraxacum erythrospermum Andrz. ex Besser
Taraxacum lacistophyllum (Dahlst.) Raunk.
Taraxacum scanicum Dahlst.

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