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Taraxacum erythrospermum

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Kingdom  Plantae
Tribe  Cichorieae
Scientific name  Taraxacum erythrospermum
Rank  Species
Order  Asterales
Genus  Taraxacum
Higher classification  dandelion
Taraxacum erythrospermum Taraxacum erythrospermum Redseeded Dandelion Minnesota Wildflowers

Similar  Taraxacum, Taraxacum laevigatum, Taraxacum japonicum

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Taraxacum erythrospermum, known by the common name red-seeded dandelion, is a species of dandelion found in much of North America, but most commonly in the north.

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Taraxacum erythrospermum Taraxacum erythrospermum Redseeded Dandelion Minnesota Wildflowers

It is often considered as a varietas or variety of Taraxacum laevigatum (i.e. Taraxacum laevigatum var. erythrospermum).

Description

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This species is very similar and often overlooked as the traditional dandelion, Taraxacum officinale. It most readily differs by its reddish-brown seed bases, unlike the more olive colored seeds of officinale. T. erythrospermum can also be diagnosed by its leaves, which have consistently triangular lobes throughout. In comparison officinale tends to have erratic lobing with minimal or no triangular form. The leaves of erythrospermum thus bear a closer resemblance to the basal leaves of sow thistles (Sonchus oleraceus).


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References

Taraxacum erythrospermum Wikipedia


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