Monographs Details: Leontodon
Authority: Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.
Description:Genus Description - Fls all ligulate and perfect, yellow; invol ovoid or oblong, imbricate or calyculate; receptacle alveolate or fimbriately villous, not chaffy-bracted; achenes narrow, subterete, several- or many-nerved, long-beaked or merely narrowed upwards; pappus of plumose bristles, sometimes with some shorter outer nonplumose bristles or scales, or that of the marginal achenes wholly of the latter type; lactiferous herbs with well developed basal lvs and a naked or merely scaly-bracted scape, monocephalous, or the heads terminating the several branches. 50, temp. Eurasia.