Taraxacum erythrospermum Besser
Common Name: RED-SEEDED DANDELION
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Ad P-Forb

A Eurasian native. No Michigan specimens from the 1800’s are known, but O. A. Farwell collected this species at Detroit (Wayne Co.) in 1900. By 1919, E. A. Bessey collected it in Gogebic Co., so it must have been scattered locally throughout the state early in the 20th century. Roadsides, railroads, fields, clearings (often gravelly or rocky), shores; farmyards, lawns, parking lots, and other disturbed places.

Locations

Alpena County
Baraga County
Bay County
Benzie County
Berrien County
Charlevoix County
    Including Beaver Island
Cheboygan County
Clare County
Delta County
Emmet County
Gogebic County
Houghton County
Isabella County
Kalamazoo County
Keweenaw County
Lenawee County
Livingston County
Luce County
Mackinac County
Marquette County
Montmorency County
Muskegon County
Oakland County
Oscoda County
Presque Isle County
Saginaw County
Schoolcraft County
Washtenaw County
Wayne County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 11, 2017. http://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=502.