Dandelion agg. - Taraxacum officinale agg.

    Description

    There are around 200 similar microspecies of the Dandelion genus in Britain, which really require an expert to identify them. Our illustrations are shown to represent the group. They have milky latex, and a basal rosette of leaves, lobed or unlobed. Flowerheads usually yellow, solitary borne on hollow scape (stem). Fruit a large and conspicuous clock.

    Photo ID?
    Habitat

    Various, but usually preferring moist, grassy places.

    When to see it

    Generally March to October.

    Life History

    Perennial.

    UK Status

    Very common in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Very common in Leicestershire and Rutland as a group or aggregate.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map