Taraxacum erythrospermum

ClassificationDicots
FamilyAsteraceae
Family (Traditional)Asteraceae
GenusTaraxacum
Species:Taraxacum erythrospermum Andrz. ex Besser
Common NameRed Seeded Dandelion
Growth Habitforb
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: Yes; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Natural Area Presence: GRSM; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: forb; Moisture Requirements: Sub-xeric; Moisture Requirements: Dry-mesic; Moisture Requirements: Mesic; Region of Origin: Europe; Reproductive Phenology: January; Reproductive Phenology: Febuary; Reproductive Phenology: March; Reproductive Phenology: April; Reproductive Phenology: May; Reproductive Phenology: June; Reproductive Phenology: July; Reproductive Phenology: August; Reproductive Phenology: September; Reproductive Phenology: October; Reproductive Phenology: November; Reproductive Phenology: December; Leaf Arrangement: basal; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Dissection: 0.5; Leaf Dissection: 1; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Petiole Type: petiolate; Leaf Type: broadleaf; Leaflet Margins: lacerate; Leaflet Number: 0; Anther Type: Basifixed; Base Flower Color: Yellow; Carpel Number/Pistil: 1; Fruit Complexity: Simple; Fruit Dehiscence: No; Fruit Type: Cypsela; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Hypanthium Present: No; Inflorescence Position: terminal; Inflorescence Types: head; Inflorescence Types: solitary; Ovary Position: Inferior; Overall Flower Symmetry: Zygomorphic; Ovules per Carpel: 1; Perianth Present: Yes; Petal Fusion: Yes; Petal Number: 5; Pistil Complexity: Simple; Pistil Number: 1; Placentation Type: Basal; Sepal Fusion: N/A; Sepal Number: N/A; Sexuality: monoclinous; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A; Stamen Number: 5; Tepal Number: N/A
C value N/A
StatusNot Native
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Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

SynonymFull Citation
Taraxacum laevigatum Taraxacum laevigatum (Willd.) DC.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Jefferson (KY), Shelby (KY), DeKalb (TN), Franklin (TN), Giles (TN), Grundy (TN), Hamilton (TN), Hickman (TN), Knox (TN), Putnam (TN), Roane (TN), Rutherford (TN), Shelby (TN), Weakley (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, HTTU, MEM, MTSU, TENN, UCHT, UOS, UTM

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1962 - 2015

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
TENN-V-0238785 DeKalb Tennessee
TENN
Taraxacum laevigatum
TENN-V-0238784 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Taraxacum erythrospermum
TENN-V-0238811 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Taraxacum erythrospermum
TENN-V-0238786 Giles Tennessee
TENN
Taraxacum laevigatum
TENN-V-0238783 Hickman Tennessee
TENN
Taraxacum erythrospermum
TENN-V-0238836 Roane Tennessee
TENN
Taraxacum erythrospermum
APSC0084035 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Taraxacum erythrospermum
APSC0069982 Shelby Kentucky
APSC
Taraxacum laevigatum
APSC0090735 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Taraxacum erythrospermum
HTTU023981 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Taraxacum laevigatum
MTSU022375 Rutherford Tennessee 13 Apr 1986 Matt Vehr
MTSU
Taraxacum laevigatum
UOS01467 Grundy Tennessee 14 Mar 1962 A.R. Applegate
UOS
Taraxacum laevigatum
UTM02130 Weakley Tennessee
UTM
Taraxacum laevigatum
UTM02131 Weakley Tennessee
UTM
Taraxacum laevigatum
MEM020362 Shelby Tennessee 16 Nov 2015 S.M. Ballou Jr.
17
MEM
Taraxacum erythrospermum
UCHT042354 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Taraxacum erythrospermum
APSC0072736 Shelby Kentucky
APSC
Taraxacum laevigatum
APSC0090736 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Taraxacum erythrospermum
UOS01468 Franklin Tennessee 19 Apr 1968 George Wm. Speck
UOS
Taraxacum laevigatum
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Taraxacum erythrospermum - Dwayne Estes
Taraxacum erythrospermum - Dwayne Estes