Taraxacum stenacrum Dahlst. “Linear-lobed Dandelion”
Native and possibly Endemic. Generally distributed through England and Wales, rare in Scotland and Ireland. Grasslands, verges, banks and hedges.
T. stenacrum has narrow green petioles and lacerate side lobes to the leaves which are cut to the green mid-rib. The nearly linear lobes are patent or curve forwards and expand at the base and sometimes at the apex; they are frequently double-lobed, a smaller lobe projecting from the swollen base. Exterior bracts are narrow and curved to a reflexed posture. Capitula are rather large when fully expanded, to 55 mm diameter or more.