Taraxacum lingulatum Markl. “Long-bracted Dandelion”
- Taraxacum subpallescens Dahlst.
- Taraxacum aequatum Dahlst.
Native. Widespread and frequent north to central Scotland, but much more local than formerly in the Midlands, South-east and North-east England. Ruderal, towns, waste places, verges, wall bases etc.
T. lingulatum has narrowly winged petioles, white on outers, pink on inners, sometimes faintly so. Leaf lobes are sigmoid and often alternate; the end-lobe has an excurrent but rather blunt extension on outers; end-lobes on inners are often much larger and obtuse. The vertically hanging exterior bracts, often appressed to the scape, are distinctive, and the capitulum is broad, often 60 mm diameter when fully open.