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Redseed dandelion - Taraxacum erythrospermum
Other Names:  Taraxacum laevigatum

Exotic Species (not native to Montana)

Global Rank: GNR
State Rank: SNA

Agency Status
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BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 0

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General Description
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).

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: 57

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Habitat
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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