Taraxacum scopulorum

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Taraxacum scopulorum is known from the western Canadian Arctic Archipelago and from high-alpine summits in the western Cordilleras. This small species is characterized by lobed leaves, yellow ligules, and cypselae that are paler and less muricate than those of T. phymatocarpum.

Facts about "Taraxacum scopulorum"
apex architecture or shapehornless +
apex external texturecallous +
apex shapeacuminate + and caudate +
base shapeattenuate +
beak fragilitystout +
blade shapelinear-oblanceolate +, oblanceolate + and runcinate +
body shapeoblanceoloid +
bractlet shapeovate +
calyculus colorationpurplish +
calyculus external texturepruinose +
calyculus orientationappressed +, spreading + and reflexed +
calyculus shape or vernationrevolute +
calyculus widththinner +
chromosome count16 +
cone shapeconic +
corolla colorationyellow + and gray-striped +
cypsela colorationbrown +, reddish-tinged +, straw-colored + and gray +
face external textureglabrous + and arachnoid-villous +
face life stageyoung +
face reliefsmooth +, tuberculate + and muricate +
flowering timesummer +
habitatdry to moderately drained areas +, gravel , sand +, silt +, clay + and with low organic content , ridges , arctic seashores , barrens , flood plains , high alpine tundra ( south ) +
habitat moisturedry +
involucre colorationdark +, green + and purplish +
involucre external texturepruinose +
involucre shapecampanulate +, cylindro-campanulate + and cylindric +
leaf orientationhorizontal +
lobe coursestraight +
lobe orientationretrorse +
lobe shapetriangular +, acute +, acuminate + and obtuse +
margin external texturescarious +
margin shapelobed +
pair shapedentate +, entire + and subentire +
pappus colorationwhite +
petiole architecturewinged +
phyllary shapelanceolate + and ovate +
rib prominenceprominent +
rib width7 + and narrow +
series count2 +
stem colorationreddish + and purplish +
stem external textureglabrous +
stem orientationascending + and erect +
taproot architecturebranched +
tip colorationpurple +
tip external texturescarious +
tip relieferose +
tip shapeentire +
tooth count0 +
whole organism life styleplant +