Taraxacum oblongatum Dahlst. “Oblong-leaved Dandelion”
- Taraxacum perhamatum Dahlst.
Native. Widespread and locally common in Britain north to the Highlands. Banks, hedges, wood margins, gardens etc.
T. oblongatum has petioles with narrow wings, white on outer and pink on inner leaves. The leaves are of a characteristic rather olive green with short, rather rounded, side-lobes and a obtuse to rounded end-lobe, longer on inner leaves (heterophyllous). The flowering capitulum is small and the exterior bracts unusually short for the section, usually <10 mm long, strongly recurved and usually slightly suffused pinkish.