Dandelions of Cardiff Provisional List: A-M

Taraxacum aberrans Hagend., Soest & Zevenb.

Uncommon in Britain and probably introduced. Has large leaves with a large terminal lobes and regular side lobes and pink petioles.

  • Maindy, path west of Marlborough Terrace, Maindy, ST/174.778, 2010 Apr 13, T. C. G. Rich (T550; V.2010.1.350).
  • Tongwynlais, A4054 below Castell Coch, huge plant in verge, ST/120.825, T. C. G. Rich, 2008 Apr 6 (T70; V.2008.1.718).
<em>Taraxacum aberrans</em> Hagend., Soest & Zevenb.
Taraxacum aberrans

Hagend., Soest & Zevenb.

Taraxacum acroglossum Dahlst.

Rather uncommon in Britain and probably introduced. The leaves have a sigmoid leading edge and a narrow terminal lobe.

  • Cardiff Bay, waste ground by ice rink, ST/180.730, 2010 Apr 10, T. C. G. Rich (T544; V.2010.1.356).
  • Llanishen, Wyndham Terrace allotments, ST/180.815, T. C. G. Rich, 2009 Apr 19 (T354; V.2009.1.196).
  • National Museum of Wales, Cathays, lawn SE corner, ST/183.770, T. C. G. Rich, 2009 Apr 8 (T283; V.2009.1.107).
  • Rhiwbina, Heol Uchaf stream bank, ST/158.822, T. C. G. Rich, 2009 Apr 19 (T355; V.2009.1.202).
<em>Taraxacum acroglossum</em> Dahlst.
Taraxacum acroglossum

Dahlst.

<em>Taraxacum acroglossum</em> Dahlst.
Taraxacum acroglossum

Dahlst.

Taraxacum acutifidum M.P.Christ.

A rare species in Britain, probably introduced. It has relatively distinct clawed-shaped, twisted, pruinose bracts.

  • Gabalfa Interchange, grassland SW of, ST/169.789, T. C. G. Rich, 2009 Mar 20 (T120; V.2009.1.184).
<em>Taraxacum acutifidum</em> M.P.Christ.
Taraxacum acutifidum

M.P.Christ.

<em>Taraxacum acutifidum</em> M.P.Christ.
Taraxacum acutifidum

M.P.Christ.

Taraxacum acutifrons Markl.

A rare species in Britain related to T. piceatum, probably introduced.

  • Lisvane, verge by Brynhill Farm, ST/18.84, 2010 Apr 17, T. C. G. Rich (V.2010.1.390).
  • Thornhill, verge by lay-by, Pentregwilym, ST/163.839, 2010 Apr 14, T. C. G. Rich (V.2010.1.367).
  • Tongwynlais, A4054 verge below Castell Coch, frequent, ST/120.825, T. C. G. Rich, 2008 Apr 6 (T68; V.2008.1.719).
<em>Taraxacum acutifrons</em> Markl.
Taraxacum acutifrons

Markl.

Taraxacum adiantifrons Ekman ex Dahlst.

Locally frequent in Britain but apparently rare in Cardiff. The terminal lobe is distinctly shaped.

  • Tremorfa, grassy verge, Tremorfa Industrial Estate, ST/210.578, 2010 Apr 17, T. C. G. Rich (T576; V.2010.1.371).
<em>Taraxacum adiantifrons</em> Ekman ex Dahlst.
Taraxacum adiantifrons

Ekman ex Dahlst.

<em>Taraxacum adiantifrons</em> Ekman ex Dahlst.
Taraxacum adiantifrons

Ekman ex Dahlst.

Taraxacum aequilobum Dahlst.

One of the commonest dandelions in Cardiff and in Britain, probably introduced.

  • Bwlch y Cwm, road verge, ST/144.831, 2010 Apr 16, T. C. G. & H. M. Rich (V.2010.1.354).
  • Cardiff Bay, waste ground by ice rink, ST/180.730, 2010 Apr 10, T. C. G. Rich (T546a; V.2010.1.395).
  • Cathays, Park Place bus stop, ST/183.770, 2010 Apr 16, T. C. G. Rich (T565; V.2010.1.347).
  • Cathays, Lidl car park, ST/181.775, T. C. G. Rich, 2009 Mar 19 (T116; V.2009.1.185).
  • Collections Centre, Nantgarw, front lawn, ST/115.860, T. C. G. Rich, 2009 Apr 6 (T251; V.2009.1.99).
  • Gabalfa Interchange, grassland SW of, ST/169.789, T. C. G. Rich, 2009 Mar 20 (T122; V.2009.1.190).
  • Lisvane, verge by Brynhill Farm, ST/18.84, 2010 Apr 17, T. C. G. Rich (V.2010.1.391).
  • Llanishen Leisure Centre, bank of playing field, ST/173.815, T. C. G. Rich, 2008 Apr 6 (T72; V.2008.1.727 and 728), 2010 Apr 08, T. C. G. Rich (V.2010.1.381).
  • Llanishen, Wyndham Terrace allotments, ST/180.815, T. C. G. Rich, 2009 Apr 19 (T350; V.2009.1.197).
  • Rhiwbina, Grag, road verge, ST/155.825, T. C. G. Rich, 2008 Apr 3 (T45; V.2008.1.705).
  • Rhiwbina, verge by Nine Giants, ST/165.819, T. C. G. Rich, 2008 Mar 23 (T16; V.2008.1.721).
<em>Taraxacum aequilobum</em> Dahlst.
Taraxacum aequilobum

Dahlst.

<em>Taraxacum aequilobum</em> Dahlst.
Taraxacum aequilobum

Dahlst.

Taraxacum aequisectum M.P. Christ.

An uncommon species in Britain and apparently rare in Cardiff. The leaves have many fine teeth on the lobes and it has long narrow bracts.

  • Cardiff Central railway station, waste ground by edge of car park, Cardiff Central railway station, ST/183.757, 2010 Apr 01, T. C. G. Rich (T532; V.2010.1.427).
  • Tremorfa, grass verge, Industrial Estate, ST/210.578, 2010 Apr 18, T. C. G. Rich (T570; V.2010.1.345).
<em>Taraxacum aequisectum</em> M.P. Christ.
Taraxacum aequisectum

M.P. Christ.

<em>Taraxacum aequisectum</em> M.P. Christ.
Taraxacum aequisectum

M.P. Christ.

Taraxacum alatum H.Lindb.

Common in Britain but apparently not so in Cardiff, native. Has glaucous, oblong, pink-tipped bracts held in a characteristic way.

  • Coryton, grassland in centre of M4 Junction 32, ST/141.816, 2010 Apr 13, T. C. G. & H. M. Rich (V.2010.1.402).
  • Morganstown, grass bank alongside B4262, east side, ST/129.811, G. Hutchinson, 1986 May 11 (V95.53.7).
  • Pengam, verge, Newport Rd, ST/209.784, 2010 Apr 20, T. C. G. & H. M. Rich (V.2010.1.433).
<em>Taraxacum alatum</em> H.Lindb.
Taraxacum alatum

H.Lindb.

<em>Taraxacum alatum</em> H.Lindb.
Taraxacum alatum

H.Lindb.

Taraxacum anceps H.Øllg.

Occasional in Britain, probably introduced.

  • Cardiff Bay, waste ground, near pool, ST/180.730, 2010 Apr 10, T. C. G. Rich (T540; V.2010.1.410).
  • National Museum of Wales, Cathays, grass on west edge of museum car park, ST/183.770, T. C. G. Rich, 2008 Mar 20 (T3; V.2008.1.764).
<em>Taraxacum anceps</em> H.Øllg.
Taraxacum anceps

H.Øllg.

<em>Taraxacum anceps</em> H.Øllg.
Taraxacum anceps

H.Øllg.

Taraxacum ancistrolobum Dahlst.

Common in Britain and Cardiff, native. Has broad, squat leaves with few lobes green petioles and slightly coloured midribs.

  • Cardiff Castle Grounds, ST/17.76, A. E. Wade, 1921 May (29.55.162).
  • Cardiff, ST/1.7, E. Vachell, 1921 (49.29.4693).
  • Cardiff, ST/1.7, Wade A. E, 1921 (OXF).
  • Lisvane, verge on lane to Brynhill Farm, ST/18.84, 2010 Apr 17, T. C. G. Rich (V.2010.1.392 and 393).
  • Llandaff, ST/1.7, H. J. Riddelsdell, 1909 May 23 (BM).
  • Roath, pavement edge, Marlborough Road, ST/19.77, A. E. Wade, 1973 Apr 15 (77.7B.9).
  • St. Fagans, National Museum of History, bank near chapel, ST/11.77, T. C. G. Rich, 2009 Apr 7 (T277; V.2009.1.113).
  • Whitchurch Common, cut grass, ST/160.796, G. Hutchinson, 1986 May 11 (V95.53.8).

Taraxacum angustisquameum Dahlst. ex H.Linb.

Rather uncommon in Britain, probably introduced. Has finely divided leaves and a small, divided terminal lobe.

  • Coryton, grassland in centre of Junction 32, M4, ST/141.816, 2010 Apr 13, T. C. G. & H. M. Rich (V.2010.1.420).
  • Gabalfa, middle of roundabout by underpass, ST/169.791, 2010 Mar 22, T. C. G. Rich (T502 (V.2010.1.444).
  • Llanishen, bank opposite tax office, Llanishen, ST/172.815, T. C. G. Rich, 2009 Mar 23 (T137; V.2009.1.193).
  • National Museum of Wales, Cathays, west lawn, ST/183.770, T. C. G. Rich, 2009 Apr 3 (T209; V.2009.1.92).
  • Rhiwbina, garden 67, Heol Uchaf, ST/161.821, T. C. G. Rich, 2008 Apr 3 (T51; V.2008.1.710).
<em>Taraxacum angustisquameum</em> Dahlst. ex H.Linb.
Taraxacum angustisquameum

Dahlst. ex H.Linb.

<em>Taraxacum angustisquameum</em> Dahlst. ex H.Linb.
Taraxacum angustisquameum

Dahlst. ex H.Linb.

Taraxacum arenastrum A.J.Richards

A local species mainly near the coast in Britain, and rare in Cardiff. Native. It is small, with finely divided leaves and deep red seeds.

  • East Moors, Seawall Road, on stony waste ground, ST/215.766, A. Orange, 1997 Apr 6 (V.2002.012.7).

Taraxacum atactum Sahlin & Soest

Locally common in Britain and Cardiff, native. Leaves have a large terminal lobe which has 1 or 2 distinct teeth.

  • Coryton, grassland in centre of Junction 32 of M4, ST/141.816, 2010 Apr 13, T. C. G. & H. M. Rich (V.2010.1.401).
  • Lisvane, verge north of M4, ST/185.837, 2010 Apr 17, T. C. G. Rich (V.2010.1.385).
  • Rhiwbina, gutter of M4 bridge, Grag, ST/155.824, T. C. G. Rich, 2008 Apr 3 (T44; V.2008.1.706).
  • Radyr, base of bank Cheshire Home by B4262, west side, ST/128.807, G. Hutchinson, 1986 May 11 (V95.53.16).
  • Radyr, on stony track near allotments off Quarry Road, ST/142.793, G. Hutchinson, 1986 May 11 (V95.53.17).
  • Roath, garden, Marlborough Road, Cardiff, ST/19.77, A. E. Wade, 1973 May 26 (77.7B.20).
<em>Taraxacum atactum</em> Sahlin & Soest
Taraxacum atactum

Sahlin & Soest

<em>Taraxacum atactum</em> Sahlin & Soest
Taraxacum atactum

Sahlin & Soest

Taraxacum aurosulum H.Lindb.

Widespread but rather uncommon in Britain and Cardiff, probably introduced. It is robust with leaves with pronounced sigmoid lobes and a short terminal lobe.

  • Whitchurch, roadside, near Glamorgan canal, ST/14.80, R. G. Ellis & A. B. Pinkard, 1970 May 12 (73.63B.1).
  • East Moors, Seawall Road, on bank by road near waste ground, ST/215.766, A. Orange, 1997 Apr 6 (V.2002.012.11).

Taraxacum boekmanii Borgv.

Common in Britain and Cardiff, possibly native. Has strongly veined leaves.

  • Bwlch y Cwm, road verge, ST/144.831, 2010 Apr 16, T. C. G. & H. M. Rich (V.2010.1.340).
  • Collections Centre, Nantgarw, north side, ST/115.860, T. C. G. Rich, 2009 Apr 6 (T256; V.2009.1.93).
  • Coryton, grassland in centre of M4 Junction 32, ST/141.816, 2010 Apr 13, T. C. G. & H. M. Rich (V.2010.1.409).
  • Gabalfa, interchange on A48 road, on verge of major road, ST/171.792, A. Orange, 1999 Apr 10 (V.2002.012.51).
  • Morganstown, base of roadside embankment B4262, ST/129.813, G. Hutchinson, 1986 May 11 (V95.53.18).
  • National Museum of Wales, Cathays, near Araucaria, ST/183.770, T. C. G. Rich, 2008 Apr 11 (, T83, V.2008.1.762).
  • Pen-y-lan, small coppice along embankment of road west of Llanedeyrn roundabout, ST/201.792, G. Hutchinson, 1994 Mar 2 (V.20001.074).
  • Rhiwbina, Porthamal Road, grassy ground in lane by houses, ST/163.808, A. Orange, 1999 Apr 6 (V.2002.012.50).
  • Rhiwbina, Grag, verge, ST/155.824, T. C. G. Rich, 2008 Apr 3 (T43; V.2008.1.708).
<em>Taraxacum boekmanii</em> Borgv.
Taraxacum boekmanii

Borgv.

<em>Taraxacum boekmanii</em> Borgv.
Taraxacum boekmanii

Borgv.

<em>Taraxacum boekmanii</em> Borgv.
Taraxacum boekmanii

Borgv.

Taraxacum brachyglossum (Dahlst.) Raunk.

Frequent in Britain but not seen recently in Cardiff, possibly native. It occurs on dry soils and is a small species with fine leaves and chestnut red seeds, with unbordered purplish bracts and purple-striped ligules.

  • Penarth, ST/1.7, G. C. Druce, undated (OXF).
  • St. Fagans, ST/1.7, E. Vachell, 1929 (OXF).

Taraxacum bracteatum Dahlst.

Frequent in Britain and Cardiff, native. Has dark green leaves with brightly coloured petioles and veins, and dark more or less erect bracts.

  • Cyncoed, Rhyd-y-penau Road, ST/18.81, K. Adams, 1970 (72.90B.1).
  • Collections Centre, Nantgarw, south side by grass pile, ST/115.860, T. C. G. Rich, 2009 Apr 6 (T253; V.2009.1.97).
  • Heath, Heathwood Road, at base of very tall wooded railway embankment, ST/179.805, G. Hutchinson, 1988-02-28 (V90.19.89).
  • Llandaff North, wall/bank opposite Andrews Road, 2-3 plants, ST/149.788, T. C. G. Rich, 2009 Mar 27 (T156; V.2009.1.162).
  • Morganstown, roadside embankment by W side of B4262, ST/129.812, G. Hutchinson, 1986 May 11 (V95.53.9).
  • Morganstown, scrub edge, Tynant Inn, ST/127.819, T. C. G. Rich, 2009 Mar 29 (T164; V.2009.1.158).
  • National Museum of Wales, Cathays, west lawn, ST/183.770, T. C. G. Rich, 2009 Apr 3 (T205; V.2009.1.91).
<em>Taraxacum bracteatum</em> Dahlst.
Taraxacum bracteatum

Dahlst.

<em>Taraxacum bracteatum</em> Dahlst.
Taraxacum bracteatum

Dahlst.

Taraxacum britannicum Dahlst.

Frequent in western Britain and possibly in Cardiff, native. A small species of damp grasslands, with blackish involucres, blackish styles and scarcely spinulose achenes.

  • Lisvane, verges on lane to Brynhill Farm, ST/18.84, 2010 Apr 17, T. C. G. Rich (V.2010.1.389).
  • Llanishen Industrial Estate, damp grass on bank, ST/17.81, T. C. G. Rich, 2008 Mar 22 (T9; V.2008.1.730).
  • Maindy, path west of Marlborough Terrace, ST/174.778, 2010 Apr 13, T. C. G. Rich (T551; V.2010.1.351).
  • National Museum of Wales, Cathays, near Araucaria, ST/183.770, T. C. G. Rich, 2008 Apr 11 (T82; V.2008.1.761).
  • Rhiwbina, grass/scrub by Heol Briwnant, ST/159.823, 2010 Mar 26, T. C. G. Rich (T505; V.2010.1.361).
<em>Taraxacum britannicum</em> Dahlst.
Taraxacum britannicum

Dahlst.

<em>Taraxacum britannicum</em> Dahlst.
Taraxacum britannicum

Dahlst.

<em>Taraxacum britannicum</em> Dahlst.
Taraxacum britannicum

Dahlst.

Taraxacum caloschistum Dahlst.

Very rarely collected in Britain, introduced. The leaves have many side-lobes and green midribs but purple petioles.

  • Llanishen, gravel behind Morrisons, ST/172.816, T. C. G. Rich, 2009 Apr 4 (T230; V.2009.1.172 and 173).
  • Cathays, wall by North Road, ST/178.773, 2010 Apr 13, T. C. G. Rich (T545; V.2010.1.422).
<em>Taraxacum caloschistum</em> Dahlst.
Taraxacum caloschistum

Dahlst.

<em>Taraxacum caloschistum</em> Dahlst.
Taraxacum caloschistum

Dahlst.

<em>Taraxacum caloschistum</em> Dahlst.
Taraxacum caloschistum

Dahlst.

<em>Taraxacum caloschistum</em> Dahlst.
Taraxacum caloschistum

Dahlst.

<em>Taraxacum caloschistum</em> Dahlst.
Taraxacum caloschistum

Dahlst.

<em>Taraxacum caloschistum</em> Dahlst.
Taraxacum caloschistum

Dahlst.

Taraxacum chrysophaenum Rail.

Very rarely collected in Britain, introduced.

  • Llanishen, verge, Templeton Avenue, ST/168.822, 2010 Apr 12, T. C. G. Rich (V.2010.1.397).
  • National Museum of Wales, Cathays, west lawn, ST/183.770, T. C. G. Rich, 2009 Apr 3 (T206; V.2009.1.90).
<em>Taraxacum chrysophaenum</em> Rail.
Taraxacum chrysophaenum

Rail.

Taraxacum coartatum G.E.Haglund

Very rarely collected in Britain, introduced.

  • Gabalfa Interchange, grassland SW of, ST/169.789, T. C. G. Rich, 2009 Mar 20 (T121 V.2009.1.207).
  • Lisvane, verge north of M4, ST/185.837, 2010 Apr 17, T. C. G. Rich (V.2010.1.387).
  • Tongwynlais, A4054 below Castell Coch, abundant, scattered on rocks, verges etc, ST/120.825, T. C. G. Rich, 2008 Apr 6 (T65; V.2008.1.715).
<em>Taraxacum coartatum</em> G.E.Haglund
Taraxacum coartatum

G.E.Haglund

<em>Taraxacum coartatum</em> G.E.Haglund
Taraxacum coartatum

G.E.Haglund

Taraxacum cophocentrum Dahlst.

Endemic to Britain and widespread. The leaves have a large rounded, entire terminal lobe and 2-4 pairs of side lobes, and small flowering heads.

  • Collections Centre, Nantgarw, north side, ST/115.860, T. C. G. Rich, 2009 Apr 6 (T257; V.2009.1.94).
  • Gabalfa, interchange on A48 road, waste ground by major road, ST/170.792, A. Orange, 1999 Apr 10 (V.2002.012.54).
  • Maindy, car park edge above ambulance station, ST/176.776, 2010 Apr 13, T. C. G. Rich (T547; V.2010.1.388).
  • Pengam, verge, Newport Rd, ST/209.784, 2010 Apr 20, T. C. G. & H. M. Rich (V.2010.1.428).
  • Thornhill, verge north of M4, ST/174.837, 2010 Apr 15, T. C. G. & H. M. Rich (T561; V.2010.1.382).
<em>Taraxacum cophocentrum</em> Dahlst.
Taraxacum cophocentrum

Dahlst.

<em>Taraxacum cophocentrum</em> Dahlst.
Taraxacum cophocentrum

Dahlst.

Taraxacum cordatum Palmgr.

Widespread in Britain and possibly in Cardiff, native.

  • Whitchurch, edge of footpath near Glamorgan canal, ST/1.8, R. G. Ellis, & A. B. Pinkard, 1970 May 12 (73.63B.3).
  • East Moors, Seawall Road, on waste ground, ST/214.767, A. Orange, 1997 Apr 6 (V.2002.012.9).

Taraxacum densilobum Dahlst.

Uncommon and mainly in SE Britain, but possibly frequent in Cardiff, introduced.

  • East Moors, Seawall Road, on stony waste ground, ST/214.766, A. Orange, 1997 Apr 6 (V.2002.012.10).
  • Llanishen Industrial Estate, pavement/bank, ST/17.81, T. C. G. Rich, 2008 Mar 22 (T11; V.2008.1.729) and, ST/171.812, 2009 Apr 4 (T235,V.2009.1.211).
  • Pantmawr, A470 verge, ST/148.814, T. C. G. Rich, 2009 Mar 29 (T175; V.2009.1.165).
<em>Taraxacum densilobum</em> Dahlst.
Taraxacum densilobum

Dahlst.

<em>Taraxacum densilobum</em> Dahlst.
Taraxacum densilobum

Dahlst.

<em>Taraxacum densilobum</em> Dahlst.
Taraxacum densilobum

Dahlst.

<em>Taraxacum densilobum</em> Dahlst.
Taraxacum densilobum

Dahlst.

Taraxacum dilatatum H.Lindb.

Frequent in western Britain and possibly in Cardiff, native. Has red petioles contrasting with parallel-sided green wings.

  • Maindy, scrub SE of railway bridge, ST/173.781, T. C. G. Rich, 2009 Mar 17 (T113; V.2009.1.204).
  • Tongwynlais, A4054 below Castell Coch, verge by path, occasional, ST/120.825, T. C. G. Rich, 2008 Apr 6 (T63; V.2008.1.716 and 717).
  • Gabalfa, interchange on A48 road, waste ground by major road, ST/170.792, A. Orange, 1999 Apr 10 (V.2002.012.53).
<em>Taraxacum dilatatum</em> H.Lindb.
Taraxacum dilatatum

H.Lindb.

<em>Taraxacum dilatatum</em> H.Lindb.
Taraxacum dilatatum

H.Lindb.

<em>Taraxacum dilatatum</em> H.Lindb.
Taraxacum dilatatum

H.Lindb.

Taraxacum dunense Soest

Usually on sand dunes around the coast, probably extinct in Cardiff, native. A distinctive species with very narrow leaf lobes, narrow midribs and large violet seeds.

  • Leckwith, ST/1.7, A. E. Wade (OXF).

Taraxacum duplidentifrons Dahlst.

One of the commonest dandelions in Britain, occasional in Cardiff, native. Has dull, crispate, hairy foliage with a triangular terminal lobes ending in a wispy point.

  • Cardiff, ST/19.77, A. E. Wade, 1973 May 21 (77.7B.24).
  • Rhiwbina, bank near Birchgrove station, ST/167.810, T. C. G. Rich, 2009 Mar 15 (T109; V.2009.1.182).
<em>Taraxacum duplidentifrons</em> Dahlst.
Taraxacum duplidentifrons

Dahlst.

<em>Taraxacum duplidentifrons</em> Dahlst.
Taraxacum duplidentifrons

Dahlst.

Taraxacum edmondsonianum H. Øllg. in Dudman & A. J. Richards

Quite rare in western Britain, occasional in Cardiff, native.

  • Cathays, rank grass by A470, ST/177.772, T. C. G. Rich, 2009 Mar 11 (T104; V.2009.1.151).
  • Tremorfa, grassy verge, Industrial Estate, ST/210.578, 2010 Apr 17, T. C. G. Rich (T571; V.2010.1.369 and 373).
  • Whitchurch, verge at west end of Church Road, ST/148.797, T. C. G. Rich, 2009 Apr 3 (T220; V.2009.1.213).
<em>Taraxacum duplidentifrons</em> Dahlst.
Taraxacum duplidentifrons

Dahlst.