Taraxacum officinale agg. - Common Dandelion
This aggregate is used for all unidentified Dandelions. In totality Dandelions are one of the most common and widespread group of plants and are found in a range of grassland habitats as well as heathland, moorland, and waste places. Dandelions are one of the most common and widespread groups of plants and they are found in a range of grassland habitats as well as heathland, moorland, waste places, road verges, hedgebanks and dunes. They probably occur in every Tetrad in Cornwall, with the possible exception of some on Bodmin Moor. \tab Few botanists have studied this group of plants so Cornish records for individual species are often sparse. L.J.Margetts has been responsible for most of the recent work, culminating in his account of Dandelions on the Lizard, in association with the University of Bristol Lizard Project (Margetts, 1988). During this survey he discovered a dandelion that was new to science and it was eventually named T. margettsii in his honour (Haworth, 1990).
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French, C.N., Murphy, R.J. & Atkinson, M. 1999. Flora of Cornwall. Wheal Seton Press, Camborne.