Dandelion agg. - Taraxacum officinale agg.
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.
Various, but usually preferring moist, grassy places.
Generally March to October.
Very common in Britain.
Very common in Leicestershire and Rutland as a group or aggregate.
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