Scorzoneroides autumnalis (L.) Moench
Common Name: FALL-DANDELION
Synonym: Leontodon autumnalis
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 3
Wetness Index: FACU
Physiognomy: Ad P-Forb

Leontodon autumnalis of Michigan Flora.

Primarily a lawn weed, introduced from Eurasia and collected in Michigan as early as 1881 (Ionia Co.) and 1897 (St. Clair Co.) but still very local.

The leaves tend to be more deeply pinnatifid compared to those of Leontodon saxatilis (or of Hypochaeris), the deepest sinuses extending more than halfway to the midrib. See Greuter, Gutermann, & Talavera (2006) for recognition of Scorzoneroides.

Locations

Chippewa County
Houghton County
Ionia County
Lapeer County
Lenawee County
Ogemaw County
Saginaw County
Schoolcraft County
St. Clair County
Wayne County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 15, 2017. http://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=391.