Dandelion

Taraxacum

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  • Flower name
    Dandelion
  • Scientific name
    Taraxacum
  • Aliasタナ, 蒲公英, 田菜, Dandelion
  • Place of originEurasia Continent and North America etc.
  • Place of floweringFields and footpaths
  • Flowering seasonApril, May, August, September

What is Dandelion

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.


  • Eye
    Asterales
  • Family
    Asteraceae
  • Genus
    Taraxacum
  • Species
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Cephalic inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Tongue-shaped
  • Leaf type
    Feather shape
  • Edge of the leaf
    Serrated
  • Life typeperennial grass
  • Flower colorsYellow
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height20.0 ~ 30.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower4.0 ~ 5.0 cm

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