Taraxacum albidum

Taraxacum albidum

  • Taraxacum albidum
  • Taraxacum albidum
  • Taraxacum albidum
  • Taraxacum albidum
  • Taraxacum albidum
  • Taraxacum albidum
  • Flower name
    Taraxacum albidum
  • Scientific name
    Taraxacum albidum
  • Aliaswhite-flowering Japanese dandelion, シロタンポポ, 白蒲公英, 白花蒲公英, Taraxacum albidum
  • Place of originJapan
  • Place of floweringFields and footpaths
  • Flowering seasonMarch, April, May, August, September

What is Taraxacum albidum

Taraxacum albidum, white-flowered dandelion, white-flowering Japanese dandelion, or shirobana-tampopo (scientific name: Taraxacum albidum) is a perennial wildflower of the genus Taraxacum in the Asteraceae family, endemic to Japan. It is a white-flowered Dandelion (dandelion, scientific name: Taraxacum).
The leaves are rosette-shaped at the base, and a single, slender flower stalk emerges from between the leaves. The leaves are flat and spatulate with pinnately lobed margins. The flower stalk is hollow and has a white milky fluid inside. In spring and autumn, it produces a single head of flowers consisting of many white tongue-shaped flowers. After flowering, the white hairs form a ball that is blown away by the wind and spreads. As it is a pentaploid, it produces its own seeds without pollination. The young leaves and roots are edible.

Common name: Taraxacum albidum, scientific name: Taraxacum albidum, aka: white dandelion, white-flowering Japanese dandelion, shirobana-tampopo, Origin: Japan, Type of life: perennial wildflower, Stem height: 30-40 cm, Leaf: rosette-shaped, leaf shape: single, lanceolate, leaf margin: pinnate, leaf color: light green, flower color: white, Flowering season: spring (March-May) and autumn (August-September); flower diameter: 4 cm.


  • Order
    Asterales
  • Family
    Asteraceae
  • Genus
    Taraxacum
  • Species
    T. albidum
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Cephalic inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Tongue-shaped
  • Leaf type
    lanceolate
  • Edge of the leaf
    Toothed
  • Life typeperennial wildflower
  • Flower colors White
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height30.0 ~ 40.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower3.5 ~ 4.5 cm

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