Taraxacum adiantifrons E.Ekman ex Dahlst.
- Taraxacum hemicyclum G.E.Haglund “Pretty-leaved Dandelion”
Probably introduced. Scattered and rather uncommon in England, Wales and southern Scotland; one record in Dublin. Mostly in urban areas such as London, Bristol, Cardiff, Chester, Tyneside and Glasgow. Waste places, gardens, parks, walls etc.
T. adiantifrons is an attractive plant with clean green leaves and narrow pink petioles. It is strikingly heterophyllous, outer leaves having a small rounded end-lobe with an apiculate tip, while inner leaves are broadly helmet-shaped and shallowly subdivided. Exterior bracts are rather narrow and reflexed apart from the patent apex. Capitula are rather small and rounded. Compare T. retroflexum.