Taraxacum pulchrifolium Markl. “Beautiful-leaved Dandelion”
Introduced. Distributed mostly in urban areas of southern England and Wales, with few records elsewhere, although common in the Dublin area. Waste places, gardens, hedges and fence-lines.
T. pulchrifolium has narrow, brilliantly pink petioles, short, broad and abruptly acuminate leaf end-lobes and massive, ovate-lanceolate, bordered, suberect exterior bracts. It can be a large and impressive plant, but varies considerably in size. It is one of the easiest dandelions to identify.