Taraxacum laevigatum (Willd.) DC.

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"Similar to no. 3 [Taraxacum officinale F. H. Wigg], often more slender; lvs generally very deeply cut for their whole length, the lobes narrow, the terminal lobe seldom much larger than the others; heads a little smaller; invol 1-2 cm, its inner bracts 11-13, often somewhat corniculate, the outer bracts appressed to reflexed, a third to a little over half as long as the inner; body of the achene becoming bright red or purplish-red or brownish-red at maturity, commonly somewhat rugulose below as well as muricate above, abruptly contracted into a cylindrical cusp just below the beak, the beak usually stramineous, 1/2-3 times as long as the body; 2n=16, 24, 32. Fields, pastures, lawns, and other disturbed sites; native of Eurasia, now established throughout most of n. U.S. and adj. Can., but much less common than no. 3. Mar.-Dec. (T. erythrospermum; Leontodon e.)"

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    • 1 "Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp."

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