Dandelions

16 April 2020

Oxford Dandelion, Taraxacum oxoniense ?
Lower slopes of Mill Hill

15 April 2020
A Large White Butterfly eventually, fleetingly, made a visit to a Dandelion flower on the verges of the Waterworks Road, Old Shoreham.

24 March 2020

Dandelion Clock

In my front garden, the first Dandelion seed head of the year appeared.

11 February 2020

Dandelion, Section Ruderalia, on Brickearth
all the same rosette


24 April 2019

Dandelion, Taraxacum Section Erythrosperma
from Mill Hill

If you remain unsure then cut it. The Dandelion is the only yellow member of the Asteraceae with a hollow stem and it exudes a milky sap. Dandelions secrete latex, not very much in the wild varieties.
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22 April 2019

Oxford Dandelion, Taraxacum oxoniense
Widewater Flood Plain (east of the bridge)

Alex Prendergast: Erect, clearly bordered bracts and bright red petioles etc = Taraxacum oxoniense
ID on Dandelions (Taraxacum) of Britain and Ireland  facebook

17a.Petioles narrow, unwinged, brilliant vinous-purple below; outer exterior bracts rounded-cordate at
base, conspicuously bordered; ligule stripes grey-brown (widespread and common) Taraxacum oxoniense
Section Erythrosperma


28 September 2016

Dandelion by Widewater Cyclepath

13 April 2010
The first Speckled Wood Butterfly of the year settled with its wings closed on a dead branch on the verges of the Waterworks Road, with frequent Peacock Butterflies, occasional Comma Butterflies, a few languid flying Large Whites and at least one yellow Brimstone Butterfly. The choice of nectar plant was Dandelion, common and easily the most prevalent plant on the verges at the southern end.
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Hawkbit achenes don't have a long beak like that and so don't make a blowable 'clock'. That look just like a Dandelion to me. Pinch the stem!

Comment by Martin Rand on UK Botany Yahoo Group

Probably Dandelion.


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