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Rocky Mountain dandelion - Taraxacum ceratophorum
Other Names:  Taraxacum eriophorum, Taraxacum officinale ssp. ceratophorum


Global Rank: G5T5
State Rank: S4

Agency Status
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BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 6

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General Description
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).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
Circumboreal south to CA, NV and NM (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 14

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Habitat
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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