- Flower nameTaraxacum officinale
- Scientific nameTaraxacum officinale
- AliasDandelion, 西洋蒲公英, ダンデリオン
- Place of originEurope
- Place of floweringFields and footpaths
- Flowering seasonJanuary, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
What is Taraxacum officinale
Taraxacum officinale, dandelion Western (scientific name: Taraxacum officinale) is native to Europe and is a perennial grass of the family Asteraceae. In the spring, yellow flowers are blooming and it is a wild grass that has been friendly since childhood. After flowering, a large number of white crown hairs gather and become spherical cotton (fluff). Each crown has seeds and is blown off by the wind and breed. In the late autumn leaves radially spread and stick to the ground, so-called rosette wintering. It is naturalized from Europe, and it is blooming all the year round. On the other hand, Japanese dandelion (Japanese fish) will bloom from March to May. In a cotton pomp, the whole bench (a part of the calyx between the flower stem and the yellow head flower) is warped, but the Japanese dandelion has no warping of the general bark flap. Leaves and roots are used as edible or medicinal herbs, regardless of the east and west of the Western world.
Name: Taraxacum officinale , aka: Dandelion, flower season: anniversary, plant height: 5 to 40 cm, flower diameter: 3 to 6 cm, flower color: yellow · orange.