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Taraxacum albidum


Taraxacum (pronounced /təˈræksəkʉm/) is a large genus of flowering plants in the family Asteraceae. They are native to Eurasia and North America, and two species, T. officinale and T. erythrospermum, are found as weeds worldwide.[1] Both species are edible in their entirety.[2] The common name dandelion (pronounced /ˈdændɨlaɪ.ən/ dan-di-ly-ən, from French dent-de-lion, meaning lion's tooth) is given to members of the genus, and like other members of the Asteraceae family, they have very small flowers collected together into a composite flower head. Each single flower in a head is called a floret. Many Taraxacum species produce seeds asexually by apomixis, where the seeds are produced without pollination, resulting in offspring that are genetically identical to the parent plant.


green field, every where


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ichanichiro 3 years ago

for darwin26 : thank you

Darwin26 4 years ago

Wild and edible - ahhhh a perfect garnish for those Spotted Owl entrees.

札幌市 (Sapporo), Japan

Lat: 43.06, Long: 141.35

Spotted on Nov 4, 2011
Submitted on Nov 4, 2011

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