Andrz. ex Besser, Enum. Pl. 75 (1822). Dandelion.
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: None
Perennial herb 5-17 cm high; leaves 3-15 cm long, 1-3 cm wide, oblanceolate, acute to obtuse, with a narrow petiole-like base, shallowly dentate to runcinate-pinnatipartire, lax, glabrous.
Scapes unbranched, smooth, 5-15 cm long, glabrous to sparsely cobwebby, often reddish; capitulum 1.5-3 cm diam.; involucre 7-12 mm diam., 5-9 mm long; outer bracts somewhat recurved, to 6 mm long; inner bracts accrescent, to 16 mm long, glabrous; achene body 2.3-3.3 mm long, red-brown; cone c. I mm long; beak 7-9 mm long, cream; pappus 4-6 mm long, cream.
Weed of suburban gardens and in disturbed sites on moist rich soil. Flowers: most of the year.
Vic.. Native to Europe.
Flowering time: No flowering time is available
SA Distribution Map based
on current data relating to
specimens held in the
State Herbarium of South Australia
The name T. erythrospermum is the earliest applied to the section Erythrosperma, which contains c. 92 microspecies in Europe; most S.Aust. collections appear referrable to the microspecies T. disseminatum Hagl., Svensk. Bot. Tidskr. 41:85 (1947), a widespread weed in Europe, America, Africa and Australia.
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