Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3371

Forb
Perennial
Has milky sap (latex)

Non-native: Eurasia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare

Look for it in roadsides, lawns, pastures, other disturbed sites, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal rosette

FLOWER:
Winter/Spring/Summer/Fall
Rays: Yellow
Disc: Absent
Ray flowers bisexual
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Winter/Spring/Summer/Fall
Reddish-brown
Achene

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Asterales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Taraxacum erythrospermum   FAMILY Asteraceae_

GREATER THAN & LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Taraxacum laevigatum   FAMILY Asteraceae_

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-17-001:
Taraxacum erythrospermum   FAMILY Asteraceae_

GREATER THAN & LESS THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Leontodon erythrospermum

 

COMMON NAME:
Red-seeded Dandelion


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image of Taraxacum erythrospermum

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_leer2_001_lvd

        

image of Taraxacum erythrospermum

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_t_erythrospermum_2956

March    Iredell County    NC

Leaves more deeply incised than T. officinale, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Taraxacum erythrospermum

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_t_erythrospermum_9159

March    Catawba County    NC

Nutlets reddish-brown, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Taraxacum erythrospermum

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_t_erythrospermum2956b

March    Iredell County    NC

image of Taraxacum erythrospermum

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_t_erythrospermum2956c

March    Iredell County    NC

image of Taraxacum erythrospermum

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_t_erythrospermum_2557

April    Iredell County    NC

Disc flowers absent. Ray flowers yellow and bisexual, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


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image of Taraxacum erythrospermum

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_t_erythrospermum_2625

April    Iredell County    NC

Leaves usually deeply cut throughout their length, the lobes narrow, per Weakley's Flora.