Redseed dandelion - Taraxacum erythrospermum
Red-seeded Dandelion, Rock Dandelion,
Leaves 3–15 cm long, deeply lobed; terminal lobe usually twice or less as large as the lateral ones. Peduncles ascending to erect, 5–25 cm. Involucre 8–25 cm high; inner phyllaries with slightly swollen tips; outer phyllaries reflexed. Ray ligules 5–10 mm long. Achenes 2–3 mm long, reddish-brown; beaks 6–10 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
Introduced throughout North America; native to Eurasia (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).
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Grasslands, sagebrush steppe, dry forest, woodlands, roadsides; plains, valleys to montane (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
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- Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
- Rundquist, V.M. 1973. Avian ecology on stock ponds in two vegetational types in north-central Montana. Ph.D. Dissertation. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 112 p.
- Saunders, J.K., Jr. 1954. A two-year investigation of the food habits and range use of the Rocky Mountain goat in the Crazy Mountains, Montana. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 22 p.