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Taraxacum erythrospermum
red-seeded dandelion

Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; Alaska to California, east across much of North America to the Atlantic Coast.

Habitat: Meadows, grasslands, prairies, and other open areas, typically where some level of disturbance present.

Flowers: April-October

Origin: Introduced from Eurasia

Growth Duration: Perennial

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Pollination: Apomixis, bees, flies


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Accepted Name:
Taraxacum erythrospermum Andrz. ex Besser
Publication: Enum. Pl. 75. 1822.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Taraxacum laevigatum (Willd.) DC. [HC]
Taraxacum laevigatum (Willd.) DC. var. erythrospermum (Andrz. ex Besser) J. Weiss
Taraxacum officinale F.H. Wigg. var. erythrospermum (Andrz. ex Besser) Bab.
Taraxacum scanicum Dahlst.
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Taraxacum erythrospermum in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Taraxacum erythrospermum checklist entry.

OregonFlora: Taraxacum erythrospermum information.

E-Flora BC: Taraxacum erythrospermum atlas page.

CalPhotos: Taraxacum erythrospermum photos.

USDA Plants: Taraxacum erythrospermum information.

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