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Alpine dandelion - Taraxacum lyratum
Other Names:  Taraxacum scopulorum


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S3S4

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General Description
Leaves 2–5 cm long, deeply and regularly lobed. Peduncles prostrate to ascending, 1–5 cm. Involucre 6–12 mm high; inner phyllaries, pointed; outer phyllaries erect to ascending. Ray ligules 4–7 mm long. Achenes green, black ,or brown ca. 3 mm long; beaks 3–5 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Range Comments
AK to NV, AZ; Asia (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Habitat
Meadows, turf, often among large rocks; alpine, rarely lower (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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