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Plant with dark green leaves

Observed: 27th February 2013 By: Lucy CorranderLucy Corrander’s reputation in PlantsLucy Corrander’s reputation in PlantsLucy Corrander’s reputation in Plants
Description:

Neither park nor garden but path between trading estate and disused railway siding.
The shape of its leaves are clear from the picture - its size by the bricks in the wall. They are dark green, slightly fleshy, slightly glossy.

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Species with which Beaked Hawk's-beard (Crepis vesicaria) interacts

Comments

markwilson's picture

Dandelion

Dandelions are a difficult group there are 100s of "microspecies" - however there are a smaller number of groups that you can put hem into should you want to!!

Lucy Corrander's picture

Is it a dandelion?

It's just that its leaves are very dark, much darker than other dandelions I have known. And they seem fleshier, thicker, too . . and glossier.

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markwilson's picture

Dandelion

I can see what you mean, but there's something about the way that the leaf stalk joins the leaf blade suggests dandelion

Lucy Corrander's picture

Not a dandelion

Tim - thanks for your comment. I'm feeling I'm not describing plants well enough recently and, while seeing why people suggest this is a dandelion, don't have the knowledge to explain why I disagree. If it's still there when it flowers, I'll post a picture. (Though plants by walls in public places often get zapped with weed-killer.)

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