Rocky Mountain dandelion - Taraxacum ceratophorum
Taraxacum eriophorum, Taraxacum officinale ssp. ceratophorum
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Leaves 2–15 cm long, margins shallowly to deeply lobed. Peduncles prostrate to erect, 2–10 cm. Involucre 10–16 mm high; inner phyllaries often with swollen, lobed, scarious tips; outer phyllaries erect to ascending. Ray ligules 4–10 mm long. Achenes 3–4 mm long, olive-green; beaks 6–10 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
Circumboreal south to CA, NV and NM (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).
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Moist, often sparsely vegetated soil of meadows, turf; spruce forest, sagebrush steppe; montane to alpine, more common higher (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.