Taraxacum ochrochlorum G.E.Haglund ex Rail. “Winged Dandelion”
Probably introduced. A local plant found mostly in Wales, northern England and eastern Scotland. Waste places, gardens, verges etc.
T. ochrochlorum is a large, fleshy, squat dandelion with very wide wings to the petiole which is green beneath; the midrib above sometimes has a bronze tint, but not always so. Leaf side-lobes are long, patent and with a sigmoid distal margin, Exterior bracts are narrow, bordered and arched, slightly recurved. Capitula are large, often exceeding 60 mm when expanded; ligule stripes are dark grey-brown. Compare T. aurosulum, T. lunare.