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Common dandelion - Taraxacum officinale

Exotic Species (not native to Montana)

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SNA

Agency Status
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MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 0

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General Description
Leaves 4–30 cm long, deeply lobed with a large, terminal lobe. Peduncles erect, 5–40 cm, sometimes villous. Involucre 1–2 cm high; inner phyllaries pointed; outer phyllaries reflexed. Ray ligules 7–12 mm long. Achenes 3–4 mm long, olive-green; beaks 7–12 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Unknown/Undetermined
 


Range Comments
Introduced throughout N. America; native to Eurasia (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 267

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Habitat
Vernally moist soil of meadows, thickets, woodlands, lawns, roadsides; plains, valleys, montane, occasionally as high as alpine (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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