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Pinaropappus roseus (White rock lettuce)
Loughmiller, Campbell and Lynn

Pinaropappus roseus

Pinaropappus roseus (Less.) Less.

White rock lettuce, White dandelion, Pink dandelion

Asteraceae (Aster Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Rock lettuce grows to 6 inches tall. Flower heads are white with a yellow center, 2 inches across, with ray flowers of varied lengths, noticeably squared off at the ends, with fine teeth. They close by midmorning. Both the stems and the leaves contain a milky sap. Leaves are mostly at ground level, narrow and often lobed halfway to the midrib. It is said that the undersides of the petals are pink to rose-lavender and that the upper side is sometimes pale pink, which would agree with the pink dandelion name.


From the Image Gallery

10 photo(s) available in the Image Gallery

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Size Class: 0-1 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Yellow
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug


USA: AZ , NM , OK , TX

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Fredericksburg Nature Center - Fredericksburg, TX
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Austin, TX

Herbarium Specimen(s)

NPSOT 0363 Collected Apr 27, 1993 in Comal County by Mary Beth White
NPSOT 0172 Collected Apr. 20, 1991 in Bexar County by Judith C. Berry

2 specimen(s) available in the Digital Herbarium

Wildflower Center Seed Bank

LBJWC-640 Collected 2008-04-24 in Burnet County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

1 collection(s) available in the Wildflower Center Seed Bank


Bibref 248 - Texas Wildflowers: A Field Guide (1984) Loughmiller, C. & L. Loughmiller
Bibref 328 - Wildflowers of Texas (2003) Ajilvsgi, Geyata.
Bibref 286 - Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country (1989) Enquist, M.

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Pinaropappus roseus in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Pinaropappus roseus in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Pinaropappus roseus


Record Modified: 2014-04-30
Research By: TWC Staff

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