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A picture of a Dandelion


Taraxacum spp.

Also known as


Taraxacum officinalis DSC02042 by David Monniaux (CC-BY-SA-3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering

Expected size




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Dandelion Overview

Huge genus containing over 2,330 tap-rooted, herbaceous, perennial species commonly called dandelions. They originate from Eurasia and North America, but many species are now naturalised around the world, including 2 edible species which are commonly grown as wildflowers. Blooms are yellow and arranged in a composite flower head and this genus is an important plant for many pollinators, producing nectar in early spring at a time when not much else is usually blooming. These flowers tend to open during the daytime and close at night.

How to propagate Dandelion


You should propagate from seeds.


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