Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaAsteraceaeTaraxacumTaraxacum


These tap-rooted perennial herbs occur in a very wide range of habitats, but prefer disturbed sites. Some microspecies are associated with natural or semi-natural habitats, including sand dunes, chalk grassland, fens, flushes and cliffs, but most occur in disturbed habitats such as pastures, roadside verges, lawns, tracks, paths and waste ground. 0?1220 m (Scotland).



World Distribution

Circumpolar Wide-temperate element.

Atlas Change Index: 0.43

Distribution information

JNCC Designations


PLANTATT - Attributes of British and Irish plants. (.zip 1455KB) This dataset was compiled and published in 2004, and last updated in November 2008. Download includes an Excel spreadsheet of the attributes, and a PDF explaining the background and nomenclature. Note that the PDF version is the booklet as published, whereas the Excel spreadsheet incorporates subsequent corrections. A hardcopy can be purchased from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.