Taraxacum
dandelion
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Taraxacum alaskanumdwarf alpine dandelion
Distribution: Occuring only in North Cascades in Washington; Alaska to Washington, also in Russian Far East.
Habitat: Rocky, exposed areas in alpine habitatas.
Flowers: July-September
Taraxacum ceratophorumhorned dandelion
Distribution: Occurring in mountainous areas on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; Northwester Territory to Washington, east to Rocky Mountains; also in extreme northeastern Canada and Greenland.
Habitat: Rocky, open areas in the alpine.
Origin: Native
Flowers: July-September
Taraxacum erythrospermumred-seeded dandelion
Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; widely distributed throughout much of North America.
Habitat: Meadows, grasslands, prairies, and other open areas, typically where some level of disturbance present.
Origin: Introduced
Flowers: April-October
Taraxacum officinalecommon dandelion
Distribution: Occurring throughout Washington; introduced throughout North America.
Habitat: Common in disturbed areas, fields, lawns, from the coast to the alpine.
Origin: Introduced from Europe
Flowers: March-October
Taraxacum scopulorumalpine dandelion