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Key to Taraxacum

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(For a list of species in Taraxacum, use the above link.)

Jepson Manual glossary definitions can be seen by moving your cursor over words underlined with dots.

1. Leaves toothed or shallowly lobed,  or  widely winged; outer phyllaries  to widely ; main phyllaries (10)12–16(17)

2. Tips of outer and main phyllaries generally not horned; SnBr ..... T. californicum

2' Tips of outer and main phyllaries often with horn-like appendages; W&I ..... T. ceratophorum

1' Leaves of flower plants generally sharply cut,  often ± toothed or with 2° lobes, petioles ± narrowly winged; outer phyllaries , lanceolate; main phyllaries 13–19

3. Fruit red to ± red-brown or purple; leaves generally sharply cut; petioles slightly winged distally ..... T. erythrospermum

3' Fruit olive or olive-brown to straw-colored or ± gray; leaves ± widely lobed, or occasionally sharply cut; petioles ± winged ..... T. officinale



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