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Last updated 12/5/2008 by David Giblin.
Taraxacum ceratophorum (Ledeb.) DC.[FNA19, HC, HC2]
horned dandelion

Publication: Prodr. 7: 146. 1838.

Origin: Native

selected vouchers: WTU

Notes: FNA19: "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.

This complex has been subdivided into many microspecies in North America, most of which appear unworthy of recognition."

See Douglas et al. (1998) for review of taxonomic treatments, complicated by apomixis, polyploidy, and hybridization

References: (none)

Synonyms & Misapplied Names:
Taraxacum eriophorum Rydb.[HC]
Taraxacum officinale F.H. Wigg. ssp. ceratophorum (Ledeb.) Schinz ex Thell.
Taraxacum paucisquamosum M. Peck
Taraxacum sibiricum Dahlst.