Taraxacum rhamphodes G.E.Haglund “Robust Dandelion”
Possibly introduced. A common species, particularly in urban areas, and often found in gardens, parks etc. Evenly distributed in Britain north to the southern Highlands, but with only one Irish record.
T. rhamphodes has winged petioles, the outer white and inners pink. The leaf-lobes are often cucullate-rounded, the proximal pointing forward and the distal slightly recurved. The leaf end-lobes have distinctive rounded side-lobes, and together with the very pale, pruinose, bordered and recurved exterior bracts, these are the best identification markers.