Taraxacum ceratophorum

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Taraxacum ceratophorum is the most widespread native dandelion in North America, ranging from the low Arctic and boreal zone to the western Cordilleras, in the montane and alpine zones.

apex architecture or shapehornless +
apex external texturecallous +
apex shapeobtuse +, acute +, mucronate +, caudate +, acuminate + and horned +
base shapenarrowed +, cuneate + and attenuate +
beak sizeslender +
blade shapeoblanceolate +, linear-oblanceolate +, linear-oblong + and runcinate +
body shapeoblanceoloid + and obovoid +
calyculus colorationpale +
calyculus orientationappressed + and spreading +
calyculus shapeovate +, elliptic +, lance-ovate + and lanceolate +
calyculus widththin +
chromosome count16 +, 24 +, 32 +, 40 + and 48 +
cone shapeconic + and terete +
corolla colorationyellow +, drying +, whitish +, outer + and purple-striped +
cypsela colorationolivaceous +, brown +, tan + and straw-colored +
face external textureglabrous +, glabrate + and villous +
face relieftuberculate +, nearly smooth usually with at-least some tubercules to muricate +, smooth + and muricate +
flowering timespringsummer +
habitatwet to moist areas , calcareous or igneous rocks , gravel , sand , or clay , wet meadows , shores of streams , sandy or gravelly seashores , seepage slopes , early-melting snowbeds ( south ) +
involucre colorationgreen +
involucre external textureglaucous +
involucre shapecampanulate + and hemispheric +
leaf count10 +
leaf orientationhorizontal +, patent + and erect +
lobe coursestraight +
lobe orientationretrorse + and antrorse +
lobe shapedeltate +, triangular +, acute + and acuminate +
margin colorationhyaline +, white + and purplish +
margin external texturescarious + and outer . +
margin positioninner +
margin shapelobed +, to lacerate +, toothed +, denticulate + and subentire +
one widthnarrower +
pappus colorationwhite + and cream +
petiole architecturesessile + and winged +
phyllary shapelanceolate + and ovate-lanceolate +
rib count5 +
rib sizelarge +
series count2 +
stem colorationpurplish +
stem external texturevillous + and glabrescent +
stem life stageyoung +
stem orientationascending + and erect +
taproot architecturebranched +
tip colorationwhite + and purplish +
tip external texturescarious +
tip relieferose +
tip shapeobtuse + and rounded +
whole organism life styleplant +