Red-seeded Dandelion Taraxacum erythrospermum Andrzejowski ex BesserNon-native  Synonyms: Leontodon erythrospermum, Rock Dandelion, Taraxacum laevigatum.

Status:

Common across most of the state. Often found with Common Dandelion.

Description:

Differentiating between the two dandelion species should only be done while the dandelion is in fruit. Red-seeded Dandelions have reddish fruit, while the Common Dandelion has greenish brown fruit.

There are 96 records in the project database.

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A comparison of Red-seeded Dandelion and Common Dandelion at Fort Smallwood, Maryland (5/4/2013). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Red-seeded Dandelion (left) and Common Dandelion (right) in Caroline Co., Maryland (5/5/2013). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

Red-seeded Dandelion blooming in Washington Co., Maryland (4/21/2013). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Red-seeded Dandelion in Caroline Co., Maryland (4/15/2017). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

Red-seeded Dandelion in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (4/30/2016). Photo by Tyler Bell. (MBP list)

Red-seeded Dandelion in Baltimore Co., Maryland (5/7/2017). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

Red-seeded Dandelion in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (5/8/2013). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

Red-seeded Dandelion in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (4/1/2017). Photo by Tyler Bell. (MBP list)

Red-seeded Dandelion in seed in St. Marys Co., Maryland (4/30/2016). Photo by Tyler Bell. (MBP list)

Red-seeded Dandelion growing in Harford Co., Maryland (4/17/2017). Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)

Red-seeded Dandelion in fruit in Queen Anne's Co., Maryland (5/29/2016). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

Red-seeded Dandelion gone to seed in Milton, Massachusetts (5/13/2010). Red-seeded Dandelion is an introduced species from Europe. Photo by Tom Palmer. (MBP list)

Red-seeded Dandelion in Caroline Co., Maryland (5/29/2016). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

Red-seeded Dandelion growing in Dorchester Co., Maryland (3/24/2016). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

Red-seeded Dandelion growing in Queen Anne's Co., Maryland (4/15/2017). Photo by Dan Small. (MBP list)


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