Taraxacum retroflexum “Reflexed-lobed Dandelion”
Introduced. A scarce casual, sparsely distributed through Britain and nowhere common. Waste places, walls, footpaths etc.
T. retroflexum has petioles winged distally and pink below although the colour is not always strong. It is best distinguished by its heterophyllous leaf end-lobes which are distinctively subdivided, often forming a small triangular end sublobe with an excurrent apex. The exterior bracts are short, rather narrow, and slightly recurved.