Taraxacum laeticolor Dahlst. “Pale-stalked Dandelion”
Native. Generally distributed in Britain but mostly absent from northern Scotland. Grasslands, including old species-rich pasture, banks, verges.
T. laeticolor has the winged green/white petioles and rather heavy, spreading-sigmoid exterior bracts of group Alata. The bracts are notably short, almost ovate. Lateral leaf-lobes are characteristically forward-pointing, at least proximally, and the distal lobes are simple, lacking teeth. The end-lobes are somewhat heterophyllous, becoming helmet-shaped on inners.