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).
The distribution of Taraxacum agg. is stable. This taxonomically difficult genus comprises 229 apomictic microspecies in our area, of which over 40 are probably endemic and about 100 are alien. The introduced taxa are rarely recorded as such, and all records are mapped here as native.
Circumpolar Wide-temperate element.
Atlas Change Index: 0.43
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.