Coefficient of Conservatism:
Coefficient of Wetness:
R. W. Smith
L. taraxacoides of Michigan Flora
A roadside and lawn weed, first collected in Michigan at Detroit (Wayne Co.) in 1930, but not gathered again until the late 1950’s (in the Upper Peninsula). An Old World native, still sparingly introduced in Michigan. The heads are yellow. See also comments under Hypochaeris radicata and
The distinctive minutely forked tips on many of the hairs are a feature shared with the leafy-stemmed Picris hieracioides and with L. hispidus L., not yet known from Michigan and differing in having also some short-stalked stellate hairs and all achenes with a pappus of the type occurring in the central flowers of L. saxatilis.