Taraxacum stenoglossum Brenner
- Taraxacum dahlstedtii H.Lindb. “Dahlstedt's Dandelion”
Native. Common and well-distributed through much of the British Isles, but commoner in coastal districts. Grasslands, mostly on well-drained soils such as sand-dunes, heaths and calcareous grassland.
T. stenoglossum is best characterised by its bright purple petioles, unwinged, at least below. It is a relatively delicate species with bright green, spathulate leaves which are heterophyllous, the inners bearing large, obtuse, some subdissected end-lobes. The exterior bracts are narrow and strongly reflexed, often appressed to the top of the scape, and the capitula are small, not exceeding 40 mm in diameter when expanded.