Flower Database

Dandelion

Basic information
Flower Name
Dandelion
Formal Name
Taraxacum
Alias
蒲公英, 田菜, Dandelion
Habitat
Morph
perennial grass
Comment
Dandelion (Scientific name: Taraxacum) is a perennial of the family Taraxacum native of Eurasia Continent and North America etc.. It is a wild grass that is familiar from childhood. In the spring, a head flower made of yellow tongue-shaped flowers blooms at the tip of the hollow stem. When the stem was cut, white mucus comes out. After flowering it becomes spherical caterpillar (fluff) where many white crown hair gathered. Fluff has seeds on each crown hair and breeds at the tip blown by the wind. In the late autumn leaves radially spread and stick to the ground, so-called rosette wintering. Leaves and roots are used as edible, medicinal herbs, yellow grass dyed dyes, not to mention east and west of Western. There are hundreds of species in the world.
Common name: Dandelion, Scientific name: Taraxacum, aka: Dandelion, plant height: 20 to 30 cm, flowering period: April to May and August to September, inflorescence: head flowers Introduction, flower color: yellow, flower diameter: 4 to 5 cm.
Detailed information
Order
Asterales
Family
Asteraceae
Genus
Taraxacum
Species
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Head
Petal shape
Tongue
Leaf type
Cochleare
Leaf edge
Feather-formed incision
Flowering place
Plain/fleet
Color
Yellow
Season
Apr May Aug Sep
Height
20  ~ 30  [cm]
Diameter
4  ~ 5